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Crash On Interstate 95 Near Wellington Road Kills 4, Including Child

A devastating crash involving seven cars on Interstate 95 killed four people, including a child, in Palm Beach County.

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The crash occurred near Wellington Road as a 1999 Ford F-250 was headed east on Interstate 95, according to Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach Sheriff Office.

The F-250’s driver lost control and collided with another truck traveling in the same direction.

The F-250 then entered the westbound lanes and ran head-on into a Chevrolet van.

The F-250 went airborne and its undercarriage hit another vehicle. The truck overturned and came to rest on the shoulder of westbound I-4. Its driver was thrown from the vehicle during the crash and killed.

The Chevrolet van the F-250 struck went across westbound traffic and was hit by another truck.

Two other vehicles hit debris from the wreck.

The westbound lanes were closed for several hours as crews investigated and worked to clear the wreckage.

The Florida Highway Patrol told Action News they are investigating whether a driver was racing another car when it lost control causing the crash.

Victims include:

Cassie Ann Gatcha, 12, from Clermont

Leonardo Mathieu-Turallas, 59, of Alpharetta, GA

Driver of 1999 Ford F250 | Unidentified 22-year-old from Haines City

Driver of 2007 Chevy Van | Unidentified 55-year-old from Venezuela

FHP is urging anyone with relevant information relating to the crash to contact the PBSO

Comments:

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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