FHP: 2 Dead Following Crashes Involving 4 Vehicles On US-17 In Pierson

By on March 16, 2018 in WNDB News

Pierson, FL Update: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has released the names of two people who were killed following a crash that occurred in Pierson early Friday morning.

17-year-old Donald Morley Jr., of Seville and 19-year-old Edward Gibbons were both killed as a result of a crash that occurred on US-17 near Dickey Lane, north of FL-40, at around 5:45 AM.

FHP says Morley was driving southbound along US-17 in an SUV when for an unknown reason, his vehicle drifted into the northbound lanes and struck Gibbons’s Jeep Wrangler. A Chevy pickup traveling northbound on US-17 struck the Jeep and overturned, and a Ford Escape traveling northbound on US-17 struck the SUV.

Alcohol is not thought to be a factor in the initial crash. FHP says the incident is being investigated as three separate crashes, and all crashes remain under investigation.

Earlier Reporting: 

The Florida Highway Patrol says troopers are at the scene of a fatal crash that occurred in Pierson early Friday morning.

FHP says the crash happened on US-17 near Dickey Lane, north of FL-40, at around 5:45 AM on March 16. Preliminary information indicates four separate vehicles were involved in two separate crashes at the site. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another person died at the hospital.

Officials say once information is confirmed it will be released to the public.

Photo courtesy Barbol and Shutterstock.com.

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