The mother of a 9-year old was killed in a fiery crash when her vehicle was hit head-on by a drunken man driving the wrong way down a busy interstate highway, reports say.
The 23-year old mom was pronounced dead at the scene in a crash, according to the post. She was the mother of a 9-year-old son.
Police identified a 31-year old as the driver of the wrong-way vehicle. He is charged with driving while intoxicated and intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Authorities say the 31-year old was driving a Nissan Armada eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County.
The 31-year old driver first sideswiped a vehicle, which caused it to spin and get hit by another vehicle. He then hit a the woman’s vehicle head-on, which sent it into the path of a tractor trailer. The truck jack-knifed and hit the highway’s cement median.
The 31-year old vehicle burst into flames after the crash. He survived and is in a hospital’s intensive care unit, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Florida Highway Patrol said alcohol or drugs may have had a part to play in the crash. the crash is still under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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