Monday, August 10, 2015

Five Dead In Crash, One Critically Injured Child

ARCADIA, FL. -- Jennifer Zuniga, 30, of Venus, Fl. and a driver and three passengers in a separate vehicle are dead after a two vehicle crash on a wet road Sunday night at 7:02 p.m. on State Road 70.

A 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Zuniga was traveling eastbound on State Road 70 in Desoto county as 2013 Volkswagon Passat was traveling westbound on State Road 70.

The truck hydroplaned on the wet roadway, rotated and crossed the center line and the FHP says the Volkswagon evasively steered the right side tires into the north side grass shoulder. However the front of the car struck the rear of the truck partially within the westbound lane of State Road 70 and the north shoulder.

Both vehicles came to final rest facing west, partially within the westbound lane and the north shoulder of State Road 70. Truck Passenger Cort Thivierge, 6 of Venus is in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital.

The names of the four deceased in the Volkswagon were originally being withheld pending notification of kin. They are now listed as 29 year old female driver Lamour Welch from St. Petersburg, female passengers India Welch age 24 and Tehira Welch, 18 from St.. Petersburg, and 25 year old male Antwayne Robinson from Garner, N.C.

No charges were filed by the FHP. The crash remains under investigation.

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