Okeechobee County, FL (July 8, 2019) - A tragic two-car crash left one person dead and two injured in Okeechobee County on Sunday, July 7th. The crash took place around 7:30 a.m. on US-441.
According to reports, a 23-year-old man from Sebring was driving a 2013 Dodge Durango northbound on US-441 when he collided with the rear-end of a 2013 Ford Fusion that was traveling directly in front of him. The Durango driver, who has not been identified, was killed in the crash. There were two occupants of the Sebring at the time of the collision. Both the passenger and the driver were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The crash caused the highway to be closed while police investigated.
There is no word on why the collision took place and an investigation is ongoing at this time.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic fatal crash in Okeechobee County and wish to extend our sympathies to the family of the Durango driver who was killed. A fatal car accident takes place about once every three hours in Florida. While many people tend to think of rear-end collisions as being minor, the reality is that they can actually be quite serious. When these crashes take place at high speeds, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic and can include back and neck trauma, head injuries, and paralysis.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys will aggressively represent your interests when you have been hurt in a crash involving a negligent driver. We will deal with the insurance company so that you can focus on what is most important: your healing and recovery. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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