The Florida Highway Patrol has released information regarding the crash that occurred on Sunday night that left two people dead and the right lane of Interstate 95, southbound, closed. According to Sgt. Kim Montes, the Florida Highway Patrol’s spokesperson, the accident happened around 6:15 in the evening.
A 2004 Kia SUV was traveling close to Interstate 95’s 264th mile marker when it suddenly exited the roadway. It ran along the right shoulder for a few moments before flipping off its wheels and onto its left side. This caused it to then leave the highway completely and slide into a small grove of trees growing along the side of the road, crushing the roof of the automobile and injuring the two passengers.
The Florida Highway Patrol’s Kim Montes has said that the individual driving the vehicle was the 35-year-old Michelle Carner, a resident of Holly Hill. There was also a passenger in the vehicle, who as of yet has not been named. Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by the emergency responders, although it has not been indicated whether or not they were killed during the accident itself or if they died shortly afterward due to the severity of their wounds.
After the accident, the right lane of traffic along Interstate 95 was shut down so the initial investigation could take place and the officers could gather as much information about the accident as possible.
The 2004 Kia was the only vehicle involved in the accident, and it therefore the circumstances surrounding the crash are even more mystifying than usual. The accident is still very much under investigation, with the Florida Highway Patrol saying that they will continue to release information as it comes in. Currently, they have not released the name of the passenger or offered any speculation as to why this accident occurred. In situations such as this, it becomes tempting to speculate as to the reasons behind the deaths of the two individuals, but the reality is that number of dangers and hazards that become activated as soon as we slip into a vehicle are so numerous that trying to pinpoint anything precise that lead to their deaths becomes impossible.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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