CLEWISTON, FL. -- William Valentine Hoecherl, 54 of Lake Wales, Florida was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana after his 1984 Chevrolet crashed into a truck parked on the side of U.S. 27 just west of Hendry county road 720, Wednesday about 7:55 p.m.
Hoecherl was traveling south in the outside lane of US-27 while a 1997 Ford F-350 was stopped in the west paved emergency lane of US-27. Jeffrey
Jeffrey Charles Mosier, 57 of Crossville, TN was stopped in the emergency lane due to mechanical problems. He was outside of the vehicle looking in the hood when Hoecherl proceeded south in the outside lane and failed to maintain his lane entering the west paved emergency lane of US-27.
As a result, the right portion of the Chevrolet struck the left rear portion of the truck. After impact, the truck traveled in a southeasterly direction pinning Mosier between the guardrail and the vehicle.
Hoecherl came to a controlled stop in front of the truck in the west paved emergency lane and was found at final rest directly in front of the truck in the west paved emergency lane of US-27.
Hoecherl had minor injuries. Mosier had serious injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment. A passenger in the truck, Richard Denton, 19 was uninjured according to the FHP report.