State Road 247 Head-On Collision Kills Driver
Columbia County, FL (September 11, 2017) – A man was killed in a head-on collision that occurred on State Road 247 Sunday, September 10.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the other driver involved in the crash is currently in the hospital and is in critical condition.
Troopers said in a report that 27-year-old Ashley Nicole Purcell, of Wellborn, drove her vehicle south on the northbound lane of SR 247. For an unknown reason, she crashed into a GMC Sierra driven by 69-year-old Haskell Wayne Overby.
The troopers discovered that neither driver wore a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The two drivers were taken to Shands UF Hospital, where Overby later died of his injuries from the crash.
Purcell is currently in critical condition.
Charges are pending an ongoing investigation.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the crash.
During such a difficult time, you may need the services of a Columbia County wrongful death attorney to provide you the legal assistance you require. Especially if you plan on bringing the case to court, you will need to have an experienced attorney assist you with the legalities of your case. Give us a call at Percy Martinez Law Office by calling (305) 497-0132. We have experienced attorneys that can give you the assistance you require.