Ocala, FL (April 27, 2020) – On Thursday, a fatal accident occurred at an intersection in Ocala that took the life of Theresa Benedict, 58.
The crash happened at the intersection of FL-40 and 10th Street between three vehicles. A Toyota Celica collided with a 2017 Freightliner which then swerved into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck Benedict’s vehicle head-on.
Benedict was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the Freightliner, who has been identified as Lenroy Forbes, 32, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Christopher Defelice, 31, was the driver of the Celica. His condition has not been reported.
No further information is available.
An investigation into the circumstances of the accident will continue.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
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Each year, approximately 3,000 people are killed in Florida traffic accidents. An estimated 8.7 individuals are fatally wounded every day in Florida due to traffic-related incidents.
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