Columbia County, FL (September 8, 2021) - One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a car accident that took place in Columbia County on Tuesday morning. The crash happened on an entrance ramp to Interstate 10.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the man and woman were occupants of a Ford pickup truck. The driver of the Ford lost control on the entrance ramp and the truck collided with a semi-trailer that was also on the ramp. A 53-year-old man from Okeechobee died at the scene while a 47-year-old woman from Labelle was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the semi was not hurt. None of the victims have been identified at this time. There is no word on what led to the crash.
Troopers are still investigating. No further information is available.
A fatal car accident in Columbia County can happen very suddenly and unexpectedly. There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one to a traffic crash. This is especially true if your family member was killed in an accident that was not their fault. In 2019, more than 3,000 people were tragically killed in Florida car accidents.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to those who were affected by this tragic injury accident in Columbia County.
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
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