Okeechobee, FL (December 26, 2018) - Tragedy struck in Okeechobee on Christmas Day as a head-on crash between two vehicles claimed the lives of four people. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened on State Road 70, near County Road 721 just past noon.
Troopers say that a Buick traveling westbound attempted to pass another vehicle when the male driver lost control in a curve and collided head-on with a Scion. The driver of the Scion has been identified as 56-year-old Judy Mounts. The Buick then overturned into a ditch and burst into flames.
Both Mounts and a passenger, 16-year-old Destiny Franz, died in the crash along with the Buick driver and his female passenger. Neither occupant of the Buick has been identified by police.
The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident. Anyone with information is asked to call 239-938-1800.
We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragic Christmas Day crash which claimed the lives of four people. Losing a loved one to a car accident is devastating any time of the year and is even harder when it takes place during the holiday season. Our thoughts go out to the families of all who lost their lives.
Sadly, fatal accidents are reported daily in Florida. On average, crashes claim a life approximately every three hours in our state. If you have been affected by a fatal collision, you may have legal rights on behalf of your deceased loved one. Florida wrongful death law allows for a claim to be brought against a negligent party for up to two years from the date of death.
The Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here for you during the darkest times. Let us help walk you through tragedy with care, experience, and compassion. For your free consultation, please call us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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