Friday, April 26, 2013

Deadly Three Car Crash - Three Injured

Driver Killed Head On After Another Vehicle Crosses Center Lane

LABELLE, FL. --  A three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon left one driver dead and three seriously injured about 4:04 p.m. on State Road 80 and Wellington Parkway in Hendry county. 

A 2006 Chevy van driven by Mark John Kurdziel, 57 of Clewiston was traveling east on SR 80 in the eastbound lane. A 2013 Chevy Camaro driven by 44-year old Edgar Mottley was traveling west on SR 80 in the westbound lane.  A 2009 Honda Civic driven by Wildy Salabarria Serrano, 27 of Miami was traveling west behind the Camaro on SR 80 in the westbound lane. 

For an unknown reason, Kurdziel crossed left of the center line into the path of Mottley. As a result, the left front of of Kurdziel's vehicle struck the left front of the Camaro. 

Kurdziel continued east on SR 80 in the west bound lane. Subsequently, the front of his vehicle struck the front of the Honda driven by Serrano, killing her. 

Kurdziel came to a final rest partially in the westbound and eastbound lanes of SR 80 facing north. Mottley came to a final rest on the north grass shoulder of SR 80 facing east. Serrano's vehicle came to a final rest on the north grass shoulder of SR 80 facing south east. 

Wildy Salabarria Serrano suffered fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene. Kurdziel and Mottley were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, both with serious injuries. 

Aliuska Perez Blanco, 26 of Miami was a passenger in Serrano's vehicle and suffered serious injuries and also was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Kurzdiel was not wearing a seat belt according to FHP Trooper Y.D. Valle and Corporal R. Ellis. Charges are pending investigation.


  1. While it may or may not count as an accident on Kurzdiel’s part, he will still be held liable for the death of Serrano and the damage and injuries he has caused in this unfortunate incident. Hopefully the injured parties would be able to recover soon.


  2. Were the investigators able to find out why the accident occurred? Kurzdiel is clearly at fault, but the main cause will be the focal point of how the proceedings will go. It can either lighten or convict Kurzdiel more, depending on the outcome of said investigation.