DeLand, FL – Three Killed in Wrong-Way Collision on FL-44 near I-4

Last updated Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

DeLand, FL – Three Killed in Wrong-Way Collision on FL-44 near I-4

DeLand, FL (December 14, 2022) – Three people lost their lives after a crash involving a wrong-way driver in the DeLand area on Sunday, December 11. 

The fatal accident was first reported on FL-44 just east of Interstate 4 at around 2:20 a.m. It was reported that a man driving a gray pickup truck was traveling in the wrong direction on the highway when he collided head-on with another vehicle. Three of the four passengers in the other car were killed in the impact. 

The wrong-way driver initially fled the scene on foot. A third vehicle also crashed into the pickup, and the driver was hurt. A passenger in the wrong-way vehicle was also injured. 

Authorities reportedly have leads on the identity of the at-fault motorist. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is in progress. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes in Florida

DeLand, FL - Three Killed in Wrong-Way Collision on FL-44 near I-4Even while wrong-way crashes are uncommon, recent evidence indicates that they are becoming more frequent and often fatal. A total of 500 people died in wrong-way collisions between 2015 and 2018, according to the American Automobile Association. With a death rate of about 58% and making up around 10% of all fatal wrecks annually, head-on collisions are among the deadliest collision types.

If the deceased provided financial assistance to others, those who relied on them for support must find a way to quickly settle the obligation. This obligation can now include any medical costs incurred while the deceased was battling for their life. When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness, malice, or stupidity, the emotional pain and perplexity felt by those left behind reach an entirely new level. Fortunately, Florida law offers possibilities for remedies that can ease your condition. After such a horrific tragedy, a Florida wrongful death attorney wants to help you take back control of your life as soon as possible.

One of the worst and most painful things that may happen in life is the sudden death of a loved one. You might have some anxiousness during that period in addition to your sadness over their departure. The aftermath of a family member’s death almost always affects the surviving family members financially and emotionally. This is particularly valid if the deceased was the family’s main caregiver or provider of income. The family members had to move fast to fill a void they had not expected.

After losing a loved one, we recognize that you will be feeling a range of emotions. After a loved one loses their life in a terrible and unexpected accident, a DeLand wrongful death attorney can help you file a lawsuit against the individual or organization at fault. After a family member passes away, Rebein Law has a track record of helping the surviving members get their financial lives back on track.

Call 813-305-7285 to speak with Attorney Paul Rebein about how we might be able to support your financial recovery after the loss of a loved one.

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.


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