Cocoa, FL (July 16, 2020) - Two women were killed in a crash that took place on State Road 524 in Cocoa. The crash happened around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14th.
The Cocoa Police Department was called to the scene just east of Friday Road. Officers say that 19-year-old Emily Wilcox and 38-year-old Casey Kilton were traveling eastbound on SR 524 in a 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Kilton was driving the Jeep when she failed to stop and rear-ended a parked tractor-trailer. The Jeep caught fire after the crash, trapping Kilton and Wilcox inside. Both occupants died inside the vehicle.
Police are still looking into the cause of the collision. There are no further details available at this time.
The number of fatal accidents in Florida continues to rise each year. In 2019, approximately 3,000 motorists were killed in crashes that took place in our state. A fatal accident in Florida is usually caused by driver negligence. Inattention, reckless driving, impairment, drowsiness, and speeding are all common causes of the most serious crashes that we see on our roadways.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the family of the two victims in this tragic crash in Cocoa.
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