A Florida couple was hit and killed instantly by a pickup truck on New Year’s Eve in Lee County, Alabama, reports WSFA News.
The couple had been visiting relatives in Alexander City, Alabama, and were on their way home to Live Oak, Florida, when the accident occurred.
Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the 84-year-old man and his 81-year-old wife had either stopped or drastically slowed their Lexus sedan near the 1100 block of Highway 280.
The driver of a Ford Taurus was unable to avoid their car and rear ended it. After this first accident, the Florida couple got out of their car to survey the damage. Their car was still in the roadway.
In a second accident, a Ford pickup truck crashed into the couple and their vehicle. The couple was killed instantly.
Both the driver of the truck and of the Taurus were taken to the East Alabama Medical Center for treatment.
Alabama State Troopers and the Lee County Coroner’s Office are still investigating the accident.
Even if an accident is over, people may still be in danger, especially if it occurs on a busy highway. If possible, get the people and the vehicle off the road and onto a shoulder or median, law enforcement officers remind drivers.
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