Four people were killed after a car ran into them as they were changing a tire on the side of Interstate 75 Thursday night, officials said.
According to troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, they responded to the crash at mile marker 209 in the southbound lanes of I-75 around 10 p.m.
An initial investigation found that seven people, two from Fort Myers, were helping change a tire on a pickup truck on a paved shoulder of I-75. As they worked on the repair, a car driven by a 34-year-old Lakeland woman swerved towards the shoulder and hit four people, troopers said. The four persons that were hit were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver that slammed into the pedestrians stopped near the crash site in the inside lane grass shoulder.
Troopers haven’t identified the four people killed in the crash yet. Troopers say the crash remains under investigation.
Any witnesses are asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “Four persons are dead after this unfortunate accident at mile marker 209 in the southbound lanes of I-75 after a driver struck them on the roadway. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead. Injuries and deaths sustained in a motorcycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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