Manatee, FL (November 9, 2019) - A 29-year-old man from Palmetto, FL died in a crash along I-75 on Friday, November 8th. The crash took place in the southbound lanes of the highway around 7:35 a.m.
According to police reports, Christopher Paul Garcia was traveling in the southbound lanes when a vehicle switched lanes in front of him. Garcia was driving a 2001 Toyota 4 Runner. The 4 Runner collided with the left rear of the other car and then struck a third vehicle ahead of him. The 4 Runner spun around before coming to rest in the median of the roadway. Rescue workers pronounced Garcia dead as a result of his injuries. There is no word on whether any other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
No information was provided on whether any charges are expected and there are no further details available at this time.
Our most sincere thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Christopher Paul Garcia following this deadly crash in Manatee. Fatal crashes take place in Florida about once every three hours. When a fatal collision occurs, police must undertake a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the crash to determine the cause. This includes taking measurements at the crash scene, interviewing witnesses and conducting calculations to decide which party is to blame for the accident.
If you have lost a loved to a Florida traffic accident, Florida's wrongful death statute may provide you with relief. Only a Florida wrongful death lawyer can properly advise you of your rights if you are facing this unfortunate situation.
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