Wreck On I-4 In Daytona Beach Leaves 2 Dead


Daytona Beach, FL - Update: The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has identified the two victims of the May 4 fatal crash on I-4 in Daytona Beach.

85-year-old James Rogers, of Avon Park, and 80-year-old Georgia Bell, of North Carolina, were pronounced dead by the Medical Examiner after their vehicle struck a concrete pillar. According to FHP, both Rogers and Bell were wearing seatbelts. At this time, it is unknown whether alcohol was a factor for Rogers, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

FHP says this crash remains under investigation.

Earlier Reporting:

An 85-year-old Avon Park man and an 80-year-old woman from North Carolina are dead following a wreck on I-4 in Daytona Beach early Friday morning.

The two were heading east on I-4 in a 2003 Ford four-door vehicle when, for an unknown reason, the 85-year-old driver failed to stay in his lane and hit a construction barrel. The car then sideswiped a guardrail and left the roadway before hitting a concrete pillar.

Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, both were wearing their seatbelts. Their names won't be released until next of kin have been notified.

FHP says the accident happened at around 1:05 AM on May 4th at mile marker 131. The crash is under investigation.

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