Marion County, FL (November 17, 2019) - A pickup truck passenger died when the vehicle in which he was riding went off the roadway in Marion County on Saturday, November 16th. The crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. near County Road 484.
Police say that 27-year-old Christian Dones-Solis was operating a 2002 Toyota Tacoma northbound on CR 484. The truck was towing a minivan when, for unknown reasons, it left the roadway. The minivan separated from the truck and the truck rolled over after veered off the road. Diaz, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the truck. Rescue workers arrived on the scene around 4:05 p.m. and pronounced Diaz dead a short time later. Both the driver and a second passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The crash caused a significant traffic delay at the scene. There is no further information available at this time. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.
Fatal crashes take place in Florida about eight times per day. This number makes our state one of the most dangerous and deadly places in the nation for drivers and other motorists, including passengers. Fatal crashes can take place at any moment and can leave families devastated at the sudden loss of their loved ones. Police will continue to investigate this crash to determine the cause.
If you have lost a loved one to a Florida car accident, a Florida wrongful death attorney can assist you in explaining your rights and pursuing legal action against the negligent driver. In a wrongful death suit, family members file on behalf of the deceased victim and seek to obtain compensation, including lost wages, loss of companionship, and payment of funeral or medical bills. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney to understand your rights as you go through this tough time.
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