Two Volusia County Motorists Killed During Head-on Collision on I-95
Preliminary incident reports from the traffic homicide detectives with the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that two individuals suffered fatal injuries and another was critically wounded early Sunday morning during a head-on collision along Interstate 95 near New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County.
It was approximately 2 a.m. on October 24, 2021, when a 24-year-old man from New Smyrna Beach, whose name has not been released, was driving his Jeep Wrangler in the opposite direction of the southbound lanes of I-95, said one of the surviving witnesses in a statement to police. As the Jeep continued its dangerous journey northbound against the correct flow of traffic, a Subaru carrying 4 people entered the vicinity. Unable to avoid the wrong-way collision, the two vehicles crashed into each other head-on.
Volusia County emergency response teams and authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of the crash within a matter of minutes and upon their arrival, they immediately rushed to both vehicles in order to assist the injured accident victims. As they attempted to help the individuals inside of the Subaru, EMTs quickly discovered that a 27-year-old female passenger and a 30-year-old male passenger, both from Palm Bay, had sustained life-ending injuries and died during the accident. Medics were thankfully able to pull a third passenger, a 29-year-old man also from Palm Bay, out of the mangled vehicle. He was secured for transport and was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach to receive treatment for his critical injuries.
The 27-year-old driver of the Subaru and the 24-year-old driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries during the deadly car accident and both men were transported in stable condition to Halifax Health Medical Center as well.
Although this tragic accident remains under investigation, charges are currently pending for the 27-year-old driver of the Jeep Wrangler. It is unclear at this time whether or not he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Further details surrounding this wrong-way collision are expected to be released to the public once the case has been officially closed.
Since 1977, Volusia County personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been fighting for the rights of victims who have been seriously injured or killed during hit-and-run accidents, wrong-way car crashes, rear-end collisions, and T-bone accidents. To schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY for an appointment.
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.