Ocala, FL (June 17, 2019) - Two peopled were killed in a crash that took place on Sunday, Jun 16th. The collision occurred on Northeast 14th Street.
According to police reports, 33-year-old Milagros Soto was driving a 2008 Ford Focus in an eastbound direction on 14th. The Focus was traveling at a high rate of speed when Soto lost control of the car, entered a bicycle lane, struck the curb, and then traveled onto the grassy shoulder before crashing into an oak tree. Both Soto and his passenger, 25-year-old Joseph Perry, died at the crash scene. Soto was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Police are still investigating and have not yet determined whether alcohol played a role in the accident.
Our thoughts go out to all affected by this tragic crash in Ocala. Fatal car accidents are reported each day in Florida, approximately eight times per day. When your loved one has been killed in a crash involving a negligent third party, you may have important legal rights. Under Florida's wrongful death statute, the next-of-kin may file a claim against a responsible driver for up to two years after the date of death. Under a wrongful death claim, certain types of compensation, including funeral expenses and lost wages, may be recovered.
At Rubenstein Law, our skilled and experienced Florida wrongful death attorneys are standing by 24/7 to assist you. For your free consultation, give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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