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Three Adults, One Child Killed in Multiple Vehicle Crash in Florida

Jonathan Hernandez3 months ago

A seven vehicle accident that happened in Florida resulted in the death of four people.

Details about the Fatal Multiple Vehicle Accident

NBC Miami News is reporting that an early Tuesday morning accident resulted in the death of four people. The busy interstate in Central Florida had to be closed by police and crews cleaned up and investigated the incident.

According to police, the accident happened along Interstate 4, just west of the city of Lakeland. A spokesperson from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that one of the victims was a child.

Investigators revealed that a pickup truck was in the eastbound lanes when it crossed over into the opposite lanes, hitting multiple vehicles and causing several chain-reaction accidents. Two people inside the pickup were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident. The driver of a van hit by a cement truck was also killed. A child in another vehicle involved in the accident also died.

The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time, but investigators believe the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle due to speeding down the interstate.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to 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.
  • There were 219 fewer motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2014 than there were in 2013.
  • There were 25,000 more people injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2014 than there were in 2013.

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