SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A collision on the Florida Turnpike early Thursday morning left two people dead, an adult and a child.
The accident happened near mile marker 304 in Sumter County, according to a report by WKMG.
The Florida Highway Patrol said two vehicles, a sedan and a sport utility vehicle, were heading northbound on the turnpike shortly before 1 a.m. when the driver of the sedan tried to overtake the SUV.
The sedan collided with the back of the SUV, causing it to go onto a grass median and overturn several times.
Seven people were in the SUV at the time and two of the passengers, a 40-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene. The victims, both Ocala residents, were not wearing seat belts.
The driver and four other passengers in the SUV sustained minor injuries. The driver of the sedan, a 27-year-old man from Inverness, was not hurt.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident on the roads of Sumter County, contact the Sumter County car accident lawyers at Whittel & Melton to find out how we can help. We can effectively evaluate the circumstances of your case and help you determine your options for seeking financial compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation where we can review your case in detail, you can reach out to us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.