Alcohol And Speed Most Likely Caused Crash Into Road Grader
LABELLE, FL. -- A Friday evening crash at about 7:20 p.m. in Glades county, a few miles north of LaBelle left one dead in an alcohol related crash into a road grader, said the Florida Highway Patrol.
Thomas Micheal Morland, 58 of Labelle, Fl. was northbound on Fire Tower Rd, traveling at a high rate of speed, and approaching a left hand curve at the intersection of Walter Greer Road.
Trooper Cpl. J. Benton reports Moreland's 1998 Chrysler Sebring was traveling too fast and caused the driver to straighten out the curve and the vehicle traveled onto the right shoulder where it impacted with a construction grader that had been parked there.
Moreland was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt.