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Starke, FL – One Killed in Head-on Collision on FL-16

Starke, FL (November 1, 2019) – One person died on Sunday night and several others were injured in a head-on collision that took place on FL-16 near Kingsley Lake.

Troopers were dispatched to the scene around 9:50 p.m. that night in the area of Mary Dot Lane. They found that 51-year-old Shawn Eric Mcleod’s SUV drove into on-coming traffic on the roadway.  That is when his SUV collided head-on with a van carrying several Navy Reserve personnel.

There were seven men in the van who were injured in the accident. Their ages range anywhere from 21 years of age to 45 years of age and all of them are out-of-state residents.

Mcleod was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The Florida Highway Patrol continues its investigation of the accident.

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

Fatal Accidents in Florida 

Head-on collisions are known for being some of the most dangerous and catastrophic accidents, even though these accidents only make up a total of 2% of accidents within the U.S. Many of these collisions will lead to some of the worst injuries such as broken bones, paralysis, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be a challenging time for all surviving family members, which is why speaking with a Florida wrongful death attorney is the best decision following one of these collisions.

Wrongful death accidents happen unexpectedly, forever changing the lives of those who suffer the aftermath. A family might wonder how they can recover emotionally and financially after the stress of a fatal accident. Our attorneys at Sheftall & Associates are dedicated to assisting families as they navigate the legal system and work toward reimbursement for a wide variety of losses. You are never alone after one of these accidents. Please contact our skilled attorneys 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.