Volusia County, FL (December 30, 2020) - Three people died and two others suffered injuries in a wrong-way crash involving a carjacking suspect in Volusia County on Tuesday, December 29th. The crash took place on I-95 around 7:00 p.m.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the suspect was being chased by deputies in Flagler County when he entered the highway and began driving in the wrong direction with his lights off as police were in pursuit. The suspect was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when he collided head-on with another car near exit 206A. Both the driver and a front-seat passenger in the oncoming car were killed. Two backseat occupants were taken to local hospitals as trauma alerts. The suspect was also killed in the crash. No one involved in the accident has been identified at this time.
There is no additional information available.
According to statistics, there were more than 3,000 fatalities reported in Florida car accidents in 2019. Many of these victims wrongfully lost their lives due to the careless and reckless actions of others. Unfortunately, no one in our state is ever truly safe from being involved in a tragic crash when they get into a vehicle given the number of negligent drivers on Florida's roadways.
Our most sincere condolences go out to those affected by this fatal crash in Volusia County.
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