Seminole County, FL (November 22, 2019) - A woman was killed in a rear-end crash on Interstate 4 in Deltona on Thursday, November 21st. The crash took place around 5:55 p.m. near mile marker 101.
According to reports, 31-year-old Brody Jackson was driving a pickup truck eastbound on I-4. Jackson was traveling behind an SUV. As the SUV slowed in front of him, Jackson failed to reduce his speed and collided with the rear of the SUV. A passenger in the SUV, 66-year-old Gwendolyn Sowl, was killed in the crash. The driver 42-year-old Kimberly Briggs, and another passenger, 71-year-old William Sowl, were seriously hurt. It is not known why Jackson failed to slow down.
The crash remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol and charges are pending against Jackson at this time.
We send our condolences out to the family of Gwendolyn Sowl following this tragic collision.
Rear-end accidents are among the most common crashes that occur in Florida. While these collisions are often minor in nature and nothing more than "fender-benders," they can also be far more serious in nature. When a rear-end crash takes place at high speeds, catastrophic results, including death, can occur. It appears in this crash as though Brody Jackson's negligence led directly to the losses that were suffered.
Under Florida law, if you or a loved one have been harmed by the negligence of another motorist, you may have a claim for compensation. It is important to speak with a Florida personal injury lawyer who can advise you as to your rights moving forward after the crash.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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