Jackson County, FL (October 7, 2018) - The woman killed in a two-car crash in Jackson County has been identified. The crash occurred around 6:17 pm on Friday, October 5th at US Highway 231 near Dionne Road.
70-year-old Linda McKinney was a passenger in a Dodge Caravan. The driver of the Caravan attempted to turn left in front of oncoming traffic when it was struck by a Honda Accord driven by a 17-year-old. McKinney was critically hurt in the crash and was transported to Southeast Health where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Accord was not hurt.
The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol and charges are pending at this time.
We extend our condolences to the family of Linda McKinney in this tragic crash. A fatal accident is reported approximately every 8 hours on Florida roadways. Many accidents occur due to basic traffic law violations such as failing to yield the right of way or making an unsafe movement. Even one simple mistake can lead to an irreversible tragedy, as we see in this case.
When a loved one is killed due to someone else's negligence, the surviving family members may possess the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the person whose negligence led to death. In this case, the police will determine whether the driver of Caravan or the Accord were negligent, thus causing the death of Linda McKinney.
A wrongful death case is extremely complicated and emotional for family members. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida wrongful death attorneys routinely assist those going through this process and can help obtain compensation for the loss of a loved one. To speak with an attorney 24/7, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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