May 30, 2017

Deadly Orlando, Florida Auto Accident

Wrong way crash claims two drivers’ lives on I-4


Last weekend on Saturday, November 30th, a catastrophic accident on Interstate 4 claimed the lives of two drivers. The spectacular collision resulted after one driver drove the wrong-way on the Interstate. A five-car pileup ensued, causing severe traffic delays for several hours that morning.


Orlando Police investigators are attempting to determine why the driver of a white Ford Explorer was headed the wrong-way in the east-bound lanes of I-4 last Saturday. The impact of the crash was so immense that both the wrong-way driver and the driver of a red Dodge Neon were killed instantly.  Lt. Jason M. Batura of Orlando Police told news reporters:


“This was probably one of the worst accidents I’ve witnessed in my 20 years.”


Orlando police say the crash most likely took place right before 6 a.m. In the minutes leading up to the six o’clock hour, dispatchers received multiple 911 calls claiming that a woman in a white Ford Explorer SUV was driving extremely fast in the wrong direction on I-4 in the downtown Orlando area.


Within a minute or two, the woman collided head-on with the red Neon.  The accident produced a horrifying chain reaction affecting three additional vehicles. None of those drivers were seriously hurt. Police have not yet released the identities of the accident victims. At this time, police do not know whether alcohol was a contributing factor.


This is the second deadly wrong-way crash to occur in southern Florida within the past 30 days. Marisa Caran Catronio died in another crash caused by a wrong-way driver on November 16th on the Sawgrass Expressway.






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