Polk County, FL (September 8, 2018) - A woman who died in a crash on I-4 in Polk County has been identified. Jerry Lynn Lecompte, 49, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Danny Ray O'Connell on August 29th. O'Connell was driving a 2008 Dodge Charger which suddenly left the roadway. O'Connell's vehicle traveled up an embankment before striking a concrete overpass and coming to rest on the shoulder.
Lecompte was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. A third passenger, Daniel Carlucci, was not wearing a seat belt, and was also seriously hurt. Both O'Connell and Carlucci were transported to a hospital. Lecompte passed away shortly after the accident occurred.
Florida Highway Patrol has also reported that alcohol played a factor in the fatal crash and that the accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the family of Jerry Lynn Lecompte during this difficult time. As car accident attorneys, we see firsthand the damage and devastation caused by fatal crashes. We know that families struggle in the aftermath of a serious accident to put the pieces back together and try to move on with their lives.
Nothing can replace the family member who is killed suddenly by the negligence of another driver. However, the surviving family members may have certain legal rights. In Florida, our law allows wrongful death claims to be brought against negligent actors responsible for the untimely death. Our Florida wrongful death attorneys have represented families seeking compensation for over 30 years. We know what it takes to get results in these difficult cases.
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