Yulee, FL (September 8, 2018) - Police were called to the scene of an early morning fatal crash in Yulee on Saturday. The crash took place around 2:00 am on Chester Road.
At that time, a white Pontiac was stopped in the northbound lane when a Cadillac, also traveling in the northbound lane, slammed into the back of the Pontiac. The Pontiac driver was partially ejected as his car flipped over in the collision. He suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. The Pontiac driver has been identified as 27 year old Dustin Demers. The Cadillac driver, 55 year old Carl Greenlund suffered serious injuries and was transported to UF Health in Jacksonville.
There were no passengers in the vehicles at the time of the collision. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the and attempting to determine whether alcohol was a factor. There is no further information at this time.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic crash in West Palm Beach.
At this time, it appears as though police are focusing on possible impairment as a cause of this crash. In 2016, over 5,000 alcohol-related crashes were reported in Florida. Over 400 of those crashes were fatal.
The dangers of drinking and driving are well-documented. We will have to await final word from authorities before determining whether alcohol played any role in causing this tragic accident to occur.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries at the hands of an impaired driver, we are here to help. At Rubenstein Law, our experienced DUI accident attorneys will fight hard to gain the compensation you deserve. Call us for a free consultation, 1-800 FL-Legal.
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