Two Killed In Crash Early Friday MorningApr 27th, 2012 | By Jacob | Category: Front Page
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two people were killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10, east of the US 221 exit early Friday morning, April 27.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Hector G. Garcia, 67, of Ruskin, was eastbound on I-10 when for an unknown reason, the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban he was driving veered off the roadway onto the south shoulder and began rotating clockwise.
While rotating on the south shoulder, the Suburban overturned several times and then came to rest upright in the tree line on the south shoulder.
Garcia was critically injured in the crash and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Garcia’s passengers, Manuel Valdez, 56, and Felicitas Valdez, 50, both of Frostproof, were killed in the crash.
Seatbelt usage for the passengers is pending further investigation.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS, Madison Fire and Rescue and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP at the scene.
FHP Trooper Berry Crews was the crash investigator. FHP Cpl. Carlton Yarborough was the homicide investigator.