Orange County, FL (April 9, 2019) - A fatal crash left one man dead and another facing charges on Monday, April 8th. The crash occurred on State Road 520 just before 4:00 p.m.
According to troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol 56-year-old Mark Lehr was driving a tractor-trailer southbound on Taylor Creek Road. Lehr was attempting to make a left turn onto SR 520. As he attempted to turn, he pulled into the path of a 2000 Buick driven by Steven Chevalier. Chevalier became lodged beneath the tractor-trailer and died at the scene from his injuries. Lehr was not injured.
Troopers say that the investigation is ongoing and there are charges pending against Lehr.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Steven Chevalier in this fatal crash on State Road 520. Initial reports indicate that Mark Lehr's negligence caused this crash and that he will be held responsible for Chevalier's untimely death.
Fatal crashes take place daily on Florida's streets and highways. Statistics indicate that, on average, a fatal accident is reported about every three hours. When you have lost a loved one to the negligence of another motorist, Florida law provides that a wrongful death claim can be brought on behalf of your deceased family member. Such claims seek to recover compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of companionship.
Our Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law are standing by to assist you. For your free consultation, please contact us 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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