Alachua County, FL (August 14, 2019) - A head-on crash involving two vehicles resulted in the deaths of both drivers in Alachua County. The collision occurred on Monday, August 12th, around 11:30 p.m.
Police say that two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on State Road 26 when one of them crossed over the centerline, striking the other head-on. At this time, an investigation is ongoing to determine which vehicle crossed the line. Both drivers were killed in the crash. One of the drivers has been identified as 61-year-old Frank Latorre, of Fleming Island. Latorre was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The other driver was identified as 22-year-old Morneca Campbell. Campbell died at UF Health Shands following the crash. A passenger in Campbell's vehicle, 22-year-old Zakia Lane, sustained minor injuries.
Police remained on-scene for about two hours following the accident. An investigation is ongoing.
We send our well-wishes to the families affected by this devastating head-on collision in Alachua County and we hope for healing during this difficult time.
Fatal car accidents occur in Florida several times per day. Head-on collisions are especially dangerous. These crashes often take place at high speeds and provide little time for the other driver to react in order to avoid a crash. It is no surprise that we frequently see the most catastrophic damages arise from these collisions.
At Rubenstein Law, our team of Florida personal injury lawyers can help you when you or a loved one has been affected by a crash that was not your fault. We know and understand the valuable rights that you have to obtain compensation from the responsible party. To speak with us any time, please call 1-800 FL-Legal for your free consultation.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources, information has not been independently verified. If you see information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention and we will make adjustments. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.