Clermont driver hurt in fatal crash - South Lake Press: News

Clermont Clermont driver hurt in fatal crash

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Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:40 pm

A 45-year-old Clermont man received serious injuries early Sunday when his vehicle was hit by a driver who crossed over into his lane along the Western Beltway of the Wekiva Parkway in Orange County.

The other driver died, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred just after midnight as Philip Joeckel III of Clermont was driving north in a 2013 KIA sports utility vehicle. The other driver, a 33-year-old Orlando man who has not been identified pending notification of relatives, was driving south in a 2004 Mazda sedan.

According to the FHP, the Orlando man lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center median and hit Joeckel’s vehicle with its left side. Joeckel, a wedding professional, was admitted in serious condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

The other driver was taken to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, where he died of his injuries, the FHP reported.

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