Devastating Head-on Collision Kills 2 in Cantonment, Florida (FL)
CANTONMENT, Fla. — Two motorists were killed in a violent head-on collision in Cantonment, Fla. According to NorthEscambia.com, the double-fatal crash occurred on Jacks Branch Road. The preliminary reports filed by the troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol describe a violent head-on collision that occurred when a 65-year-old man driving a sports utility vehicle drove out of the travel lane headed north into the opposite travel lane, slamming into a red sedan traveling south. The massive head-on collision killed both of the occupants of the red sedan. The 65-year-old SUV driver was also severely injured in the crash. Troopers have not charged the driver who caused the accident at this time. *
Florida troopers, along with rescue personnel from several fire stations and deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a massive head-on collision on Jacks Branch Road around 2:45 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, the first responders saw a Honda SUV on its roof with substantial damage along with a red sedan with massive front end damage. The damage to the red sedan appeared as though the Honda SUV collided head-on, and the Honda SUV went over the top of the sedan. The front of the sedan was crushed from the hood and into the windshield. The front passenger compartment appears to be demolished.
First responders located two occupants of the red sedan. The male operator and the female front-seat passenger were declared dead at the scene. Neither person wore a seatbelt. However, it is unlikely seatbelts would have saved them in this crash, considering the damage to the front of the car.
The operator of the Honda SUV was severely hurt. A LifeFlight Helicopter transported the 65-year-old male to a trauma center. Authorities said he wore a seatbelt.
Troopers have not charged the survivor at this time. They are still examining evidence to determine why the driver of the Honda weaved into oncoming traffic.
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