Vehicle Crashes Into Tree In Flagler County, Leaving 2 Dead & 1 In Critical Condition

By on April 17, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Update: The names of the deceased have been released.

The woman is Janjira Russo, 77, Poinciana.

The man is James Russo, 75, Poinciana.

Earlier Reporting:

A man and woman from Poinciana were killed and a Palm Coast man is in critical condition after the vehicle they were in crashed into a tree on Easter night.

Arthur Thornton, 83, of Palm Coast, was driving east on Hammock Dunes Blvd. in a 2012 Lexus RX 350 around 5:22 PM on the night of April 16 when he lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason. Thornton veered to the left and the Lexus went off the roadway and hit a tree.

The two passengers in the vehicle, a 77-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man, both from Poinciana, were brought to Florida Hospital where they were pronounced dead. Thornton was brought to Halifax Health and is in critical condition.

According to FHP, all three were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident and alcohol did not play a factor. The names of the deceased have not been released yet.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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