Ocala, FL – Theresa Benedict Killed in Fatal Accident at FL-40 and 10th StOrlando Legal News
Ocala, FL (April 25, 2020) – Around 5:23 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, April 23, one person was killed in a fatal accident at an Ocala intersection.
The victim was identified as 58-year-old Theresa Benedict, who was pronounced dead following the collision, which took place at the intersection of FL-40 and 10th Street.
The crash occurred when a Toyota Celica, being driven by 31-year-old Christopher Defelice, collided with a 2017 Freightliner, driven by 32-year-old Lenroy Forbes.
The Freightliner swerved into the other lane of traffic and struck Benedict’s vehicle head-on. Benedict was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Forbes had serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.
It is believed that there are possible charges pending. Police continue their investigation into the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Fatal accidents occur every year in Florida, taking the lives of thousands of victims. In just one recent year’s time within the entire state, over 3,004 victims lost their lives in fatal Florida car accidents. These accidents occur due to many reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and many other causes. It is important that family members speak with a Florida wrongful death attorney in their time of need.
Our attorneys at Vaughan Law Group have assisted those in need after an accident that is not their fault. Losing a loved one in an accident can be incredibly challenging on both emotional and financial levels. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you should always speak with a wrongful death attorney in your time of need. Please contact our attorneys in Florida to find out how we can assist you at (407) 648-1426.
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