Two victims were killed in this three-vehicle crash. One was a teen boy. A teenage girl and a 4th victim were injured. Two people in the 3rd vehicle luckily came out unscathed.
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Time: About 3 in the morning
City / County / State: Lakeland, Polk County, Florida
Address: Highway 98 North
1. Eric Russo was 19 years old.
2. Charles Parker was 28 years old.
1. Jessica Carroll, the other teenage driver, is 17.
2. Rex Brinker is 40.
Both Carroll and Brinker were sent to the hospital.
1. Michael Haire is 59.
2. Marvella Haire was a passenger in Michael’s car.
Police believe that Russo was in a Scion and tried to pass one or more other vehicles. Carroll was approaching in a Mustang from the opposite direction. Police think Russo clipped Haire as Russo swerved to get back into the right lane. He then crashed into Carroll’s Mustang. Parker and Brinker were both in Carroll’s Mustang.
If the facts so far hold up as true, it doesn’t appear that any of the survivors was negligent in relation to this accident.
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