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Man Killed, Woman, Two Children Injured in Florida Turnpike Crash

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A man was killed and a woman and two children were injured in an accident that happened in Florida.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a man was killed and woman and two children were injured in an accident that happened on Sunday morning that resulted in the closure of the Florida Turnpike’s northbound lanes for several hours according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Florida Highway Patrol has also stated that the accident happened at about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday morning when an SUV overturned in the single vehicle accident. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Antoine Gardner, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A portion of the northbound lanes of the Turnpike was closed while authorities responded to the scene.

24-year-old passenger, Jessica Russ, was taken to the Osceola Regional Hospital in serious condition. Two 13-year-old children were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital with minor injuries.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were 219 fewer people who were killed than there were in 2013.
  • Although there were fewer fatalities, there were nearly 25,000 more people non-fatally injured in 2014 than there were in 2013.


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