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March 19, 2018

A crash in Brevard County on Saturday, March 18th, resulted in the death of two people and the hospitalization of two others.  The incident took place close to 9:30 in the evening on, at the intersection of State Road 407 (also known as Challenger Memorial Parkway) and Interstate 95.

It was then that a 55-year-old was driving a 2016 Ford Edge down the northbound lane of State Road 407.  It was then, too, that a four-door Buick being driven by another 55-year-old was driving down the southbound lane of State Road 407.

The report from the Florida Highway Patrol states that the precise reasons for the accident are not clear.  It seems that the Ford Edge was traveling without incident down the northbound lanes when it suddenly veered into the southbound lanes.  The report did not state how long the Buick was traveling down the highway in the wrong direction, but we do know that before the driver was able to correct their mistake and return their vehicle to the correct lane of the road they encountered the Buick and its three passengers.

The Ford and the Buick collided head-on, immediately inflicting massive physical damage to all of the individuals in the two cars.  We know now that, while the Ford was only carrying the 55-year-old driver, the Buick was carrying three individuals: the 55-year-old driver, a 55-year-old female passenger, and a 57-year-old female passenger.

It is not known who made the initial call to 9-1-1, although we presume that since the inhabitants of the two cars were all badly injured that the call was made by a third party, someone who had either seen the crash take place or stumbled upon it shortly after it occurred.

Police with the Florida Highway Patrol as well as other members of Brevard County emergency response teams rushed to the area and immediately began to treat the injured inhabitants of the cars.  We know now that the driver of the Ford Edge was transported to Parrish Medical Center and that he was declared dead shortly after arriving.

The 55-year-old female passenger in the Buick also died, although the report did not indicate if she was declared dead at the scene or after being taken to a nearby hospital.

The other two inhabitants of the Buick were transported via ambulance to Holmes Regional Medical Center where they were both described as being in serious condition.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is still very much underway.

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