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Six And Ten Year Old Boys Critically Injured In Fatal Head-On Crash On SR 64


MANTEE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported one person was killed and two people are in critical condition after a head-on crash on State Road 64 west of Verna Bethany Road Tuesday Afternoon.

The crash occurred as a 38 year old woman from Myakka City was driving a Ford sedan heading west on State Road 64 approaching the intersection with Rutlan Road, with two passengers, a 6 year-old boy and a 10 year old boy. The sedan was traveling directly behind another vehicle, also heading west.

At the same time a Chevy sedan was traveling eastbound driven by a 38 year-old man from Zolfo Springs.

The two vehicles were approaching each other from opposite ends of a wide curve.

At 4:07 PM Tuesday afternoon, the 38 year old woman from Myakka City attempted to pass slower vehicle in front of her while still negotiating the curve. The sedan changed lanes to pass traveling into the eastbound lane and placing her sedan directly in front of the oncoming sedan driven by the 38 year-old man from Zolfo Springs.

The two car crashed head-on at speed.

After the collision, both cars came to a stop in the eastbound lanes on State Road 64.

Manatee County EMS responded to the crash and the 38 year old woman from Myakka City was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman’s passengers a 6 year-old boy and 10 year-old boy were flown to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Both of the children remain in critical condition.

The man from Zolfo Springs driving the Chevy sedan was taken to Blake Medical Center in serious condition.

FHP stated that traffic homicide investigators remained on the scene of the crash to continue an ongoing investigation.

 

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Six And Ten Year Old Boys Critically Injured In Fatal Head-On Crash On SR 64

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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