47-Year-Old SUV Driver Killed During a Head-On Collision in Volusia County
Officers with the traffic homicide division of the Florida Highway Patrol have officially opened a formal investigation into the death of a 47-year-old woman who was killed this past Sunday morning during a head-on collision with another motorist near the intersection of North Kepler Road and Periwinkle Avenue in Volusia County.
According to preliminary accident reports from the responding authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol, it was approximately 7:20 a.m. on November 21, 2021, when officials were first notified of a severe two-car crash close to the intersection of Periwinkle Avenue and North Kepler Road in Lakeland Heights. Troopers indicated that a 26-year-old man from Leesburg and his 26-year-old female passenger from DeLand were driving an SUV in the southbound direction of Kepler Road when a yet-to-be-determined reason caused the vehicle to swerve into the northbound lane. As the sport utility vehicle was traveling the wrong way down the road approaching Periwinkle Avenue, a 47-year-old woman from DeLand who was also traveling in an SUV was driving with the correct flow of traffic along Kepler Road. It is presumed that neither driver was able to avoid an accident, and the two motorists crashed into each other head-on.
Volusia County emergency response teams were immediately dispatched by 9-1-1 operators to the scene of the violent collision. Upon their arrival, EMTs quickly discovered that the 47-year-old DeLand resident had already passed away due to the severe nature of her injuries. The other two individuals, the man and woman within the other SUV, were suffering from serious life-threatening injuries and were both transported by ambulance to Halifax Health Medical Center for additional treatment. Their current conditions are unclear at this time.
Detectives with the Florida Highway Patrol are requesting the public’s assistance regarding this deadly auto accident. Witnesses to the collision are being asked to contact their local police department, the Florida Highway Patrol, or the state’s 24-hour Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).
Since 1977, Volusia County personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has been fighting for the rights of victims who have been tragically killed during an auto accident. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with an attorney.
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.