Interstate 10 Fiery Collision Kills Toddler
Okaloosa County, FL (September 19, 2017) – A collision between a car and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 10 early Sunday morning has killed one toddler and hospitalized four others.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 1:35 a.m. on September 16.
The FHP found that 60-year-old Sylvester Greene, of Perry, drove his 2016 International semi eastbound on Interstate 10. As it arrived at mile marker 66 in Okaloosa County, it rear-ended a 2012 Chevrolet Impala being driven by 27-year-old Derreona McCoy. The Impala carried a total of six passengers, all of whom were children ranging from 1 to 10 years old.
The impact caused the Impala to catch fire.Other travelers stopped to assist the passengers on board the Impala to exit the engulfed vehicle. However, 1-year-old Juavarn McCoy was killed due to the violent collision. He was declared dead at the scene.
The other passengers on board the Impala were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. 7-year-old Desni Thomas was listed in critical condition. 5-year-old Adirea Lang, 1-year-old Jayderien McCoy, and Derreona McCoy were listed in serious condition.
The two other children, ages 8 and 10, were uninjured.
Greene and his 34-year-old passenger, Kelly Hill, of Tallahassee, were uninjured as well.
The FHP noted that alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Charges are pending an investigation.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the collision.
If you are planning to get legal help for a car crash that killed a loved one, it is best that you speak with an Okaloosa County wrongful death attorney. Our attorneys at Percy Martinez Law Office can help you get the right compensation for your loved one’s death and the losses you sustained in the incident. Give us a call at (305) 497-0132 to get a free consultation.