Victims Identified in I-75 Van Rollover Crash in Florida
ALACHUA, FL. – According to an online news report from news4jax.com, the victims have been identified in a van rollover crash on Interstate 75 in Alachua, Florida. The crash, which started with a blown tire and injured six people.*
The crash happened near mile marker 401 on I-75 in Alachua. A 2004 Ford E-350 passenger van traveling southbound experienced a tire blowout, and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The van then left the roadway and rolled over multiple times, striking a guardrail and coming to a rest partially on top of the guardrail. No other vehicles were involved.
There were eight people in the van at the time, one of whom was ejected during the crash. This passenger was transported via helicopter to UF Health Shands hospital with critical injuries. The other seven occupants of the van were transported to a local hospital via ambulance, and five of them suffered serious injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol has now identified the occupants of the van. Troopers indicate the driver was 44-year-old Janice Daniels. The ejected passenger was 37-year-old Erica Dubois. Troopers say Dubois was the only passenger in the van not wearing a seat belt.
Four other passengers are still in serious condition, including 49-year-old Serena Johnson, 55-year-old Sandra Bonds, 47-year-old Patricia Brideau, and 41-year-old Diane Draine. The remaining two passengers, 50-year-old Angela Danzy and 45-year-old Elida Deboe, were evaluated but not injured.
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are still investigating the crash and have not yet released additional information.
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