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Two Dead in Multiple-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Highlands County

crash in Highlands County

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle deadly crash that happened along State Road 70 in Highlands County, killing two people, after midnight on May 8. According to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Gregory Bueno, the fatal crash in Highlands County occurred around 1:30 AM near mile marker 80 in the westbound direction.

Four vehicles were involved in the crash. The two people who died in the accident were traveling in a pickup truck. The vehicle crashed into a tree, then it hit a utility pole and in the end, it was hit by other vehicles after it flipped over.  

A driver in one of the other vehicles had critical injuries and was transported to Tampa General Hospital. The other vehicles’ drivers had minor injuries.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, all lanes of State Road 70 reopened after the fatal crash in Highlands County; the police continue the investigation. 

Victims of accidents may be entitled to a compensation claim. You can’t just assume that your case is the same as another person’s case. This is why it’s essential to talk to a car accident attorney. They will review your case and can tell you what you can expect. 

But, even your attorney can’t tell you the exact amount you can get after you file for a compensation claim.  Seeking and getting the claim, no matter how the accident happened, never happens overnight. This is a process that may take a longer time, which is why you must not waste time and file for it as soon as possible. 

An attorney will advise you what to do, whether or not you should accept the offer, they will negotiate and represent you in court if the case gets to trial. Winters and Yonker’s team will answer all your questions and help you get your claim; call our office and schedule your consultation with a Florida car accident attorney

Source: https://www.mysuncoast.com/2021/05/08/fhp-investigating-fatal-crash-sr-highlands-county/

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