Yulee, FL – 2 People Killed in Fatal Collision on US-17

Yulee, FL (February 8, 2020) – Around 12:40 a.m. this morning, two people were killed in a fatal collision on US-17 in Yulee involving one vehicle.

There were four people inside an SUV when the driver suddenly swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. The vehicle then slammed into a tree.

The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that a 19-year-old driver from Fernandina Beach was headed south when he swerved. Two passengers inside the vehicle, identified as a 19-year-old and 20-year-old, died at the scene of the collision.

The driver and another 19-year-old passenger were transported to UF Health Jacksonville with injuries.

At this time, the investigation into the collision is ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in Florida 

Thousands of people are killed in fatal collisions in Florida every year. In just one year’s time, over 3,221 people were killed in these collisions. These accidents occur due to many reasons including distractions, speeding, drunk driving, and more. Losing a loved one can have a huge impact on a family’s life, which is why they should always seek the help of a wrongful death attorney in their time of need.

At Sheftall & Associates, our attorneys have assisted victims for years on their path toward justice and compensation. We understand how difficult it can be for you to stand alone after an accident that was not your loved one’s fault. We will help you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system. Please contact our law firm in Florida for more information at (904) 638-7712.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Jacksonville and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.

 


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