Earlier this month in Osceola County, one adult and one child lost their lives in a fatal single-vehicle accident on the Florida Turnpike. According to one local news source, the accident occurred around mile marker 220 at around three in the afternoon on Thursday, July 9.
Evidently, the vehicle was carrying five occupants when the driver lost control. Investigators are unsure exactly what happened, and thus far they are guessing that either a tire blew out or a tire actually fell off the vehicle. As the driver lost control, the vehicle exited the northbound lanes in which it was traveling and entered the median, where the vehicle flipped over. The car continued to slide into the southbound lanes of traffic, where it ultimately came to a complete stop.
The driver of the vehicle as well as his 15-year-old son both sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Three other people sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. It is expected that they will make a full recovery with time. Police are still looking into why the vehicle lost control, and whether some kind of manufacturing defect was responsible or whether the accident was a result of driver error.