Highlands County, FL (August 23, 2021) - Four people were killed in a car accident that occurred on Sunday night in Highlands County. The accident happened around 8:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 98 and Tubbs Ranch Road.
According to a report, three cars were involved in the accident. Officials say that a 38-year-old man was driving a sedan with a 28-year-old female passenger and a 6-year-old male passenger. At the same time, a 45-year-old woman was also driving a sedan while a 68-year-old man was driving an SUV. The sedan driven by the 38-year-old man was traveling when it crossed the center line and sideswiped the second vehicle before striking the third. The 38-year-old man and his passenger died at the scene along with the driver of the third car. The 45-year-old woman was not injured. The identities of the victim are not available. the scene, along with the 68-year-old man from vehicle three. The 6-year-old passenger in vehicle one was taken to Highlands Regional where he was later pronounced dead.
An investigation is ongoing. No further details are available.
Car accidents in Florida take place multiple times per day. According to statistics, a crash takes place about every 92 seconds in our state. A Florida car accident can be a truly life-changing event as crash victims can suffer serious injuries that will result in extensive medical costs, long-term treatment, the inability to work and earn a living, and substantial pain and suffering.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families following this car accident in Highlands County.
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