Sumter County FL Accident News: Pickup truck-SUV collision killed 2, injured 2

06/21/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Sumter County, FL—An unfortunate collision between a sport utility vehicle and pickup truck resulted in two casualties and left two others seriously injured. The wreck occurred on Sunday evening, June 20, 2010, according to information provided by the Ledger.

A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report indicated a 2000 Jeep SUV was traveling southbound on State Road 471 when it veered onto the west shoulder for unknown reasons. Upon doing so, 23-year-old Kodi Chamberlain overcorrected, careening into the northbound lane of the roadway and into the path of a 2007 GMC pickup truck.

The pickup truck slammed into the side of the SUV, ejecting Chamberlain and a passenger in the vehicle, 45-year-old Roger Higby, onto the pavement. Both SUV occupants succumbed to their traumatic injuries at the scene. According to FHP reports, neither the driver nor his passenger wore their seatbelts at the time.

The driver of the GMC pickup truck, 73-year-old Floyd Sloan, as well as a passenger, 70-year-old Caron Sloan, suffered severe injuries. They were transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center to be treated by doctors and nurses. The Sloan’s were reportedly wearing their seatbelts at the time.

It was not specified if any charges were filed in connection with the two-vehicle crash. The 5 p.m. motor vehicle collision (MVC) remains under investigation.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Lawyers.

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