Deland, FL (September 19, 2020) - One person was killed and four others sustained injuries in a serious crash along State Road 40 near Deland. The crash was reported around 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, September 19th.
According to a repots from the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was traveling eastbound in a pickup truck on SR 40 when an SUV crossed over into his lane. The SUV and pickup collided head-on and the pickup truck driver suffered critical injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. The SUV driver and a 17-year-old passenger sustained serious injuries. Two passengers in the pickup truck also suffered serious injuries. The pickup truck driver has been identified only as a 75-year-old man from Daytona Beach.
The crash remains under investigation at this time and there is no word on potential charges.
Fatal car accidents in Florida are reported about once every three hours. Sadly, many innocent victims are killed each year when they cross paths with negligent motorists on our roadways. Speeding, distraction, and impaired driving are all common causes of fatal Florida car accidents.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the deceased victim's family following this tragic crash in Deland. We hope that those who were hurt are able to make a full recovery.
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