Two People Dead After A Crash On I-75
The rainy weather was deadly for two people on the roads overnight. A series of car crashes on I-75 left two people dead and four others injured. It took more than one agency to help clear the interstate and direct traffic which was backed up for hours.
Two seperate crashes with two deadly results. The first crash happened right after 11:00pm. Two cars traveling southbound on I-75, one vehicle was already flipped over from a previous crash and the driver in the second vehicle did not notice the car in time to stop. That driver ended up hitting the car, killing 19 year old, Melissa Hein.
While traffic was backed up from this crash, another occurred shortly thereafter like a domino effect. This crash involved a truck and four other vehicles. The truck was unable to slow down and ended up running into the back of one of the cars which killed 35 year old, Ross W Edwards.
This is one of the worst accidents officials have seen and urge drivers to take more precaution in rainy weather. Lt. Pat Riordan, from Florida Highway Patrol says," Reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Following distance is really an important factor when your driving on the interstate".
Of the five other people who were hurt, one is in serious condition and the rest suffered minor injuries. Jamel Lanee, WCJB TV 20 News.
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