Truck crash kills 4 on Florida road
Four young men have died in a tragic car accident in Florida on Interstate 10. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. on June 26 in Gasden County, according to officers, when the vehicle in which the men were riding veered off the road and caught fire. All of the truck's occupants were killed in the collision.
News reports reveal the four men had traveled to Florida to pick up the Dodge truck, which was supposed to be a birthday gift for a friend. Instead of having a fun adventure, however, the four men were killed when their vehicle ran head-on into a tree. The truck was pulling a trailer that featured a mounted fuel tank. Even if that tank was not full, it could have served to fuel the fire that eventually consumed the vehicle.
Community members are mourning the deaths of the four men, who were highly regarded by their coworkers and family members. The men were best friends with two brothers who are owners of an auto parts store. The truck was supposed to be a birthday present for one of those businessmen. The owner's brother had reportedly given the group extra gas money in order to make the trip from their homes in Alice, Texas.
Authorities have not revealed whether alcohol or speed contributed to the collision in this case.
A full incident investigation is likely to reveal the exact cause of the accident. If the driver of the vehicle is at fault, his estate could be targeted by relatives of the other victims. That man's estate could face civil litigation in connection with the accident, most likely from wrongful death suits filed against the driver.
Relatives could seek financial compensation for a variety of civil claims in this case, including wrongful death, loss of consort, pain and suffering and emotional distress. The surviving family members would be wise to consult a qualified personal injury attorney to learn more about their legal and financial options.
Source: www.kiiitv.com, "Four Alice men die in fiery car accident in Florida" No author given, Jun. 27, 2013