four killed in wrong way collision

Most experienced drivers will tell you that they’ve seen their fair share of crazy things happen on the road. The majority of these stories tend to be relatively harmless, but sometimes they end with a pretty gruesome conclusion.

It does make someone wonder how they would react if they saw something completely unexpected, such as what took place in the early morning hours of January 29 at U.S. 27 and County Road 773.

A Lexus SUV was being driven by a 37-year-old man heading northbound on U.S. 27 at that time. The problem was, he was traveling in a southbound lane, which is something the cars who were heading in the correct direction would never have expected.

It’s unclear how fast the SUV was traveling, but needless to say, it was a shocking sight. It smashed head-on into a Jeep Compass that was heading southbound.

Florida Highway Control confirmed that three people, including one pregnant passenger who rode together in the Jeep Compass, were killed as a result of the collision.

A 28-year-old female passenger in the SUV also lost her life. 

The 37-year-old driver of the SUV was deemed to be seriously injured according to reports.

After the two cars rammed into one another, the Jeep flipped over and caught on fire. 

It’s unclear what caused the SUV to drive in the wrong direction, and it’s also not known at this time whether foreign substances were a factor in this incident.

The driver of the SUV will be charged with a crime, although the specifics of this have not yet been announced.

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath would like the South Florida community to know that they stand ready and able to help anyone who has been a victim of a motor vehicle accident. We can be reached at (561) 655-1990.