One Dead In Saturday Night Crash
LABELLE, FL. -- A 2000 Hyundai, driven by 23 year old Ernest De Kock of Felda was traveling west on County Road-832 (Keri Road) about 11:40 p.m. Saturday night and was unable to negotiate the curve. The driver abruptly steered to the left, sending the vehicle into a counter-clockwise yaw, traveling off the roadway into a ditch and colliding with trees and shrubbery with the right side portion of the vehicle.
Subsequently, it overturned onto its top, coming to final rest on its top in the ditch, partly submerged, facing north. Driver and an unidentified passenger were flown to Lee Memorial Hospital. De Kock has serious injuries and was not wearing a seatbelt, nor was the passenger.
Another passenger, Friedrich H. Klingenberg, 19 of Felda was transported by ground to Lehigh Regional Hospital with minor injuries. He was using his seatbelt. The unidentified passenger, not using a seat belt according to the crash report, succumbed to his injuries at Lee Memorial Hospital.