Bradenton, FL (September 16, 2018) - Two teenagers were killed in a crash on SR 64 that occurred Saturday, September 16th. The crash took place near Pope Road just after 7:30 pm.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, 17 year old Chase Coyner was traveling on SR 64 when he attempted to turn left onto Pope Road. Coyner turned into the path a pickup truck and ultimately his car collided with the truck. Both Coyner and a 15 year old passenger, Matthew Powers, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. The truck driver, 39 year old Dallas Gross, sustained minor injuries. A 12 year old passenger in Gross's truck was also critically injured. There is no update on the 12 year old's condition at this time.
This accident remains under investigation.
We certainly regret to see such a tragic crash. Any time a driver loses their life in a crash, there is a great feeling of sadness and emptiness experienced by those close to the victim. In this case, two young people were killed and another child was injured. As tragic as any fatal accident is, they are made even worse when children are killed. Our condolences are with the victim's families in this situation.
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries in a serious Florida crash, we are here to protect your legal rights. To speak with an experienced Florida car accident attorney at Rubenstein Law, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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