Palmetto man killed in multi-car crash

- Published: 13 July 2015
Palmetto man killed in multi-car crash

Police say 19-year-old Orlando Francisco Morales-Chun was travelling southbound when he drove his Honda Accord into northbound traffic and collided with two vehicles.

Morales-Chun was called in the crash. Violet Evans, 65, the sole passenger of one of the other vehicles was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the second northbound vehicle, along with three passengers, were not injured in the crash.

Both northbound lanes and one southbound lane of traffic were blocked for about three hours for the crash investigation and to clear the roadway. All travel lanes are now open.

Investigators have not determined why the driver of the Honda drove into the northbound travel lanes.

The investigation is ongoing.