According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a driver who was going the wrong way on Sunday caused a collision involving three vehicles in DeLand. On State Road 44, which is situated just east of Interstate 4, the incident took place at approximately 2:20 in the morning.
The driver of a gray pickup truck who was going the wrong way hit a car head-on when it was carrying four people, as stated by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Out of the three people that were riding in the car, two ladies and one man were found to have passed away.
According to FHP Lt. Channing Taylor, “the driver of the wrong-way car dismounted and escaped on foot into a forested area.” “ The sheriff’s department made several fruitless attempts to locate the suspect, including constructing a perimeter, using a K9 track, and other methods. As a result, we have to presume that he was picked up by someone.
According to Taylor, it is a highly serious crime to flee the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident without providing any explanation.
“A prison sentence is now mandatory in the state of Florida. He stated, “It’s come to the point where it’s such a problem. People have the misconception that if they leave the scene quickly enough, they can avoid being charged with driving while intoxicated, having a license that is suspended, or committing any number of other infractions. The penalties for fleeing the scene of an accident have been toughened up. In addition, there is no way to know for certain if those individuals would still be alive today if you had stayed behind and offered assistance.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the condition of the second driver, a male who was operating the hit-and-run vehicle, is considered to be life-threatening.