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Man Dies Alongside Friend In A Car Crash That Left Two Others Critical

A Palm Beach County man was killed on his wedding day when a Honda Accord carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed.

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Friends and family were mourning the deaths of Benjamin Ricardo, 27, of Wellington, and his 25-year-old friend Sarah Holmes. They were both killed in Palm Beach County when the Honda driver lost control, FHP authorities said.

Ricardo had married 35-year-old Jane Brown before the crash, Florida Highway Patrol reported. Brown was in critical condition, as was the driver.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff said, that alcohol likely was a factor in the crash, based on statements of people who were at the wedding reception, but that hasn’t been determined for sure.

The Sheriff said, the four had gone to Ricardo’s house and were returning to the wedding reception. The Honda drove off the left side of the road and struck an embankment and a truck before rolling several times and coming to rest in a cornfield, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators don’t believe anyone was wearing a seat belt.

Sarah and Ricardo had to be extricated from the wreckage, a sheriff’s office report said. Sarah was dead at the scene and Ricardo died later at a hospital.

The truck driver was uninjured.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in fatalities. 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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