Violent Volusia County Car Crash Kills Two on State Road 472
According to the on-duty officers with the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Volusia County, two people have died and four more have been seriously injured after they were involved in a fatal rear-end collision early Friday morning along State Road 472 outside the city of DeLand.
It was approximately 1:25 a.m. on June 4th, 2021, when 9-1-1 dispatchers with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office received the first set of distressed calls referencing a serious auto accident between two vehicles at the intersection of County Road 4101 and State Road 472 just south of DeLand. Preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that a 44-year-old resident of DeBary was driving a 2020 Ford pickup in the eastbound direction of S.R. 472 when, for reasons that are currently unknown, he rear-ended a 2018 Toyota RAV4 which was carrying five occupants.
Immediately after impact, the Toyota SUV violently rolled over and finally came to a rest in the middle of the road. The force from the rear-end collision was so great that it caused the Ford pickup to veer off the highway and slam into a roadside tree. The truck then burst into flames and was fully engulfed by the time Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene.
Although Volusia County emergency medical teams worked frantically to administer aid to every injured individual, the injuries for a 13-year-old girl from Casselberry and the 44-year-old pickup truck driver proved to be too severe to recover from and they both passed away at the scene. The remaining car crash victims were transported to the Central Florida Regional Hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. No further information has been released to the public regarding their status.
It is unclear if the 44-year-old Ford pickup truck driver will face any legal charges or ramifications as a result of the deadly rear-end accident. It is quite possible that the individual in question suffered some sort of medical episode while behind the wheel, or perhaps he was distracted by a cell phone, or possibly under the influence of an illegal substance. These details will undoubtedly be discovered as the investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office continues to unfold.
Since 1977, DeLand auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been fighting for the rights of victims who have been severely injured in rear-end collisions. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY for additional information and assistance.
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.