A fatal accident in Taylor County resulted in the death of a woman while injuring two other individuals. The unfortunate incident took place on Thursday, June 4.
According to the details shared by the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the afternoon and was reported to the authorities between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. It occurred on the Cow Creek Road.
The incident involved only a single vehicle. The vehicle was identified as a pickup truck that was traveling in the northbound lanes of the Cow Creek Road. As the vehicle traveled along the road, it struck a pothole. This led the driver to lose control of the vehicle. After striking the pothole, the pickup truck began to rotate counter-clockwise.
The vehicle then left the northbound lanes and veered off towards the west shoulder of the road. It then traveled further away from the road, leaving the west shoulder and then hitting the dirt embankment after colliding with a tree. The driver-side of the vehicle sustained the most damage during the collision. After hitting the embankment, the truck overturned before finally coming to rest upside down.
During the collision and the overturning, the driver of the vehicle was ejected. The driver was identified as a 21-year-old woman from Branford. She sustained critical injuries during the crash. Once first responders and law enforcement personnel arrived on the site of the crash, she was pronounced dead by the authorities.
The vehicle also had two other passengers in it at the time. These were identified as a 25-year-old woman and a 4-year-old child. Both passengers sustained non-serious injuries in the crash and were reported as safe. Preliminary investigations by FHP show that the two adult women who were traveling in the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
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