A wrong-way crash, involving a 2014 Kia Rio and a 2019 Hyundai Elantra, occurred on State Road 472 at East Minnesota Avenue, southeast of DeLand in Volusia County, Florida, just after 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022. A 26-year-old man from Orlando died in the crash.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Rio vehicle was moving in the wrong direction in the westbound inside lane of State Road 472 with no headlights on when it hit the Hyundai vehicle head on. The impact caused the Rio car to overturn.
The driver of the Rio automobile was declared dead at the accident scene. FHP said that the deceased driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. The two occupants of the Hyundai car were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Due to investigation, the westbound lanes of the State Road remained closed for several hours in the morning.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
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