Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Attorneys. Two dead, one severely injured after single-vehicle crash on U.S. 41.
Two dead, one injured after Marion County crash, police officials investigate.
Marion County, FL—Two teenagers died and a third was seriously injured after a tragic single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning, December 27, 2009, according to information provided by Ocala.com.
The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 2:56 a.m. on Sunday, when 17-year-old Tiffany Oliver was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck northbound on the highway, but then lost control of the automobile when she attempted to come around a corner. The Chevrolet allegedly veered into the southbound lane of U.S. 41 after the driver over-steered to the left and then attempted to steer back to the right, but overcorrected, sending the car spinning along the east shoulder of the highway. The left-front portion of the vehicle struck tree, ejected both Oliver and passenger, Marqui Cook, 17, as the car continued to spin out-of-control and hit another tree, where it eventually came to a rest on the drivers’ side.
Both Oliver and Cook were pronounced dead at the scene of the horrible wreck after being thrown from the truck. Marion County Fire Rescue’s Technical Rescue crew responded to the scene to free another passenger, Nicole Brown, 15, from the heavily damaged vehicle that was laying on its left side. She was allegedly listed in serious condition after fire rescue personnel released her from beneath the truck. Brown was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa to be treated by doctors and nurses for the severe injuries she sustained in the crash. Updated reports claim that she is currently listed in fair condition as of Monday.
Toxicology reports will allegedly be conducted. Police officials continue to investigate the fatal wreck.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Lawyers.