Leigh Acres Truck Accident Tragically Kills Two People
Two people died in a truck accident on I-75 in Leigh Acres, Florida, according to WINK News. A commercial tanker truck transporting bleach rear-ended a minivan that was stopped on the highway. The 48-year-old male truck driver and the driver of the van, a 16-year-old female, were killed in the accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the minivan was stopped in the outside travel lane of southbound I-75 near an exit when her van was hit. The truck spilled approximately 3,000 pounds of hypochlorite bleach onto the interstate which had to be cleared by hazmat crews.
“She was just a good kid, a really good kid,” said Jackie Corey, the principal at Lehigh High School where the victim just completed her sophomore year. “You see a picture of her waving on the float during homecoming. She was a JV cheerleader. She was involved in our junior ROTC program and she was also an AVID student, which was really special. She was a student who was really focused on her academics. She had a really good GPA. She was taking advanced course work. Her future was really bright.”
Officials are still unsure why the truck driver did not stop. Please contact our firm today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been in a Leigh Acres truck accident. Our office number is (800) 383-7853.