News: Man fleeing police involved in fatal collision in Lake County


FRUITLAND PARK, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver trying to elude police died in a wreck in Lake County Saturday afternoon.

According to WKMG, Lady Lake police officers had initiated a chase of the man but lost sight of him due to how fast and recklessly he was driving.

When the driver reached US 441 in Fruitland Park, his vehicle crashed into an SUV.   The fleeing driver, a 35-year-old Orlando man, died at the scene.  The driver of the SUV, a 43-year-old woman, was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital.  Two girls who were her passengers, ages 14 and 13, sustained minor injuries.

At Whittel & Melton, our experienced Lake County Car Accident Attorneys are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash as the result of another driver’s negligent behavior.  We will fight hard on your behalf for fair compensation for your medical costs and other expenses. Contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your case in detail.

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