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Daytona Beach Head-On Collision Kills Two Wisconsin Siblings

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 3, 2021

The year came to a tragic close last week as three people were killed and two more were seriously injured on December 30th, 2020, when their vehicle was involved in a high-speed, fatal wrong-way collision with an alleged armed carjacking suspect along Interstate 95 at Beville Road near Daytona Beach in Volusia County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) operating within Volusia County, the entire deadly incident began at approximately 7 p.m. last Tuesday evening when a 47-year-old unidentified man from Orlando allegedly carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint from an Orange County pizza delivery driver. As the suspect sped off from the scene of the theft, he reached speeds of nearly 120 mph before his joyride was interrupted and the stolen vehicle was spotted by a license plate reader in Flagler County. Shortly thereafter, a Flagler County deputy witnessed the 47-year-old and the stolen vehicle in a Walmart parking lot and contacted dispatch with this new information, but not before the suspect turned off “his” vehicle’s headlights and proceeded to drive in such a manner onto Interstate 95.

It was at this same time that the extended Milis Family, traveling with parents in one vehicle and their adult children in another, were heading back from the Daytona International Speedway via southbound Interstate 95 after attending its annual Christmas light display, according to Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. Witness statements from the parents indicate that the SUV carrying the adult children accidentally missed its exit, which then put their SUV in the direct path of the carjacker who was quickly approaching from the incorrect, northbound direction at an incredibly high rate of speed. Sadly, the driver of the SUV was unable to avoid the oncoming vehicle before it crashed into them head-on near Beville Road.

Emergency medical teams were immediately dispatched to the site of the deadly auto accident, but despite their best life-saving efforts, Wisconsin siblings Domynick Milis, 21, and Danycka Milis, 18, were unable to survive the severity of their injuries and they passed away at the scene. Two additional family members who were riding in the back seat at the time of the crash were medevaced to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and to Halifax Health with unknown injuries, but will survive.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the carjacker had a 200-page criminal history which included 50 previous arrests and 8 trips to prison. He was also killed in the collision.

Since 1977, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has dedicated his life to diligently & compassionately representing the families of wrongful death victims. For additional information or to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.


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James O. CunninghamSince 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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