Bradford County, FL (December 31, 2018) - A 24-year-old man from Gainesville was killed in a head-on crash on Saturday, December 29th. Authorities report that Seth Howard was traveling northbound on State Road 231 just before midnight.
For unknown reasons, Howard crossed over the center line and struck a Toyota Camry head-on. Howard was killed in the crash. The driver of the Camry was identified as Antonio Flaherty. Flaherty sustained serious injuries in the crash. His passenger, Neymar Flaherty, was also seriously hurt. Both men were transported to UF Health Shands for further treatment. There is no update on their conditions or extent of the injuries.
Police are still investigating the crash and its cause. No additional information is available at this time.
A reportable accident takes place about every 92 seconds on Florida's streets and highways. Car accidents usually happen suddenly, violently and without warning. A head-on collision usually brings with it severe and catastrophic damage, including serious injuries. In every head-on crash, police will work to determine what may have caused the driver to veer into oncoming traffic. In many cases, the driver is impaired or distracted which causes them to lose control of their vehicle.
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