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Truck Crash in Clermont Leaves 1 Dead and 1 Injured

Emma D'Arpino6 months ago

WESH Orlando reported that a crash on County Road 561 in Clermont, Florida resulted in one death and one injury.

About the Truck Crash

On Sunday, at 11:15 a.m., a crash involving two pickup trucks was reported.  When Clermont police arrived at the scene, they said one of the two pickup trucks involved in the accident was submerged in Lake Minnehaha. 

The driver of the submerged truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other pickup truck in the accident was taken to South Lake Hospital to be treated for the minor injuries he sustained. 

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. 

Florida Auto Crash Statistics

All information is provided by Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRE):

  • In 2015 there were 374,055 automobile crashes in Florida.  Specifically, there were 29,362 automobile crashes in the month of June. 
  • During the same year, 243,246 injuries were sustained during Florida automobile crashes. 
  • Additionally, in 2015 there were a total 2,690 crashes with traffic fatalities in Florida.

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