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From the Florida Highway Patrol

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a one car crash on I-4 on Sunday in which a 43-year-old Apopka man lost control of his minivan and died from injuries related to the crash.

According to the FHP, Wilfredo Marin was driving a 2003 Honda Odyssey west in the outside lane of the interstate at 2:30 a.m. near Plant City. Troopers said Marin became distracted while reaching for something in his vehicle. He lost control and veered off the road and into the median, striking a guardrail.

Marin was ejected upon impact. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Two passengers in the car, 54-year-old Maribel Muniz and 26-year-old Cathleen Melendez — both from Orlando — were taken to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries, according to the FHP.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I am so sorry to learn of that. That is horrible. I-4 is so dangerous, as well as all the roadways here in Central Florida and the traffic is getting worse everyday. May he rest in peace, and I will pray for his family and his passengers who were injured also in the wreck.

  2. Did you read the story??? “…He became distracted while HE WAS REACHING for something in his vehicle…” . The roadway did not cause the collision, another driver did cause this, HE caused this! Yes, its a tragedy! However, there’s nobody and nothing to blame here but the driver.

    • Ejected from vehicle, when his passengers weren’t, likely means he wasnt wearing a seatbelt. As tragic as this is, sounds like the driver made some poor choices that directly contributed to the accident and his unfortunate demise.

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