Van Crash Leads to One Death, Numerous Injuries in Pinecrest, Florida
PINECREST, FL. – According to an online news story reported at wsvn.com, a van crash on January 22 led to the death of one person and injuries to numerous others. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 1 in Pinecrest, Florida, and involved a vehicle rollover. None of the victims has been identified.*
The accident occurred on the evening of January 22 on U.S. Highway 1 in Pinecrest. At approximately 9 p.m., an SUV (make and model not reported) traveling on Southwest 72nd Avenue tried to make a to turn onto U.S. Highway 1. During the process of turning, the SUV somehow collided with a large van (make and model not reported) traveling north on U.S. 1.
Upon impact, the van rolled over onto the roadway. It is not clear at this time how the crash occurred. Authorities did not say whether they suspected any factors played a role, like speeding or distraction.
One person died in the accident, according to police. This person has not been identified. A total of 15 other people riding in the van were injured, rescue crews said. Seven of these people were transported to local hospitals via ambulance, and eight of them received treatment at the scene. None of these people was identified, and it is not clear if the driver was among the injured.
Two people were riding in the SUV at the time of the crash, and neither was injured. They have also not been identified. Police are continuing to investigate the crash and have not yet released additional information to the public.
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