Ocala, FL (March 26, 2019) - A tragic crash on State Road 200, near the intersection with County Road 484, left two people dead on Monday, March 25th.
According to reports, a Lexus RX350, driven by 70-year-old William Tait, entered an intersection at the same time as a GMC Terrain, driven by 81-year-old Franklin E. Kraus. The Lexus and the Terrain collided with one another in a T-bone fashion, causing the Lexus to roll over following the impact of the crash.
Tait's front-seat passenger, Jane E. Tait, died at the crash scene. Kraus was pronounced dead at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Four others, including two children in the Lexus, suffered serious injuries and were taken to UF Shands Hospital.
Traffic homicide investigators are still looking into the crash and no additional details are available at this time.
Fatal traffic accidents are reported about eight times per day in Florida. There is nothing that can mentally prepare a family to deal with the loss of their loved one in a car accident. The sudden loss of a family member is devastating and the emotions can be overwhelming. We would like to extend our condolences to the family of those killed in this crash.
If your loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another driver, you could have legal rights. In Florida, a next-of-kin can bring a wrongful death lawsuit for the recovery of certain damages, including the value of lost services, loss of companionship, medical and funeral bills, and more. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida wrongful death attorneys know that no amount of money can compensate for your loss; however, the responsible party should be made to pay for the destruction they have caused in taking an innocent life.
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