Saturday, January 04, 2014

Two Dead After Truck Hits Four Pedestrians

SEBRING, FL. -- The driver of a 2002 Ford pickup truck is in critical condition after striking four pedestrians Saturday morning at 8 a.m.,  leaving two dead.

Gregory Tocci, 54 of Sebring was south bound on Seattle Ave. approaching the 4 pedestrians north of Illinois Ave. The 4 pedestrians were walking north bound on the west side of Seattle Ave. north of Illinois Ave.

Update: The FHP reported that on January 7, the driver, Gregory Tocci died at Lake Regional Hospital from injuries resulting from the crash.

The pedestrians observed the truck approaching them and stepped onto the west shoulder of Seattle Ave. and continued walking north. For unknown reasons the truck traveled onto the west shoulder as it approached the pedestrians. The front of vehicle struck the 4 pedestrians. 

Dead is Holly S. Fadely, 62 and Allen Wilson, 60, both of Sebring. William R. Fadely, 62 is in critical condition and James Amos, 73 suffered serious injuries. All were taken to Florida Hospital Heartland.

After striking the pedestrians it entered back onto the roadway and continued south bound approaching Delaware Ave. and a left curve in the roadway. 

The truck did not negotiate the curve and continued straight, it's front then struck a large concrete power pole with the front of the truck according to the report made by FHP Trooper J. Spencer and homicide investigator Cpl. R. Highsmith.

The driver suffered critical injuries and was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital. Charges are pending and at this time it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.


  1. Anonymous8:52 PM

    I pray that Mr. Rocci will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The 2 people who were killed and the 2 people injured didn't deserve this!!

  2. Anonymous10:16 PM

    No they did not deserve this. Nor did their families. How long until the cause of the crash is determined? Was the driver under the influence of alcohol?