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Fiery accident kills 11-year-old and his grandfather

Tragically, a young boy and his grandfather have been killed in an accident in Florida. The boy was just 11 years old at the time of the crash. His grandfather, who was driving the vehicle, was 73 years old.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the grandfather was trying to go through an intersection by DeLand. He was stuck, though, and couldn't get through the intersection.

While he was sitting there in his pickup truck, the FHP says that another car came down the perpendicular road "at a high rate of speed." While the exact speed was not noted, it appears that the FHP may think it was a factor in the accident. The car that was hurrying down that road was a sports car, a Chevy Camero.

In any case, it slammed into the pickup truck, which then rolled and burst into flames. The sports car also went up in flames. Emergency crews were able to get that driver out and they took him to a Daytona Beach hospital. Per the latest reports, though his injuries were critical, he did survive the incident, while the grandfather and grandson were killed in the burning truck.

The police have released the name of the man driving the pickup truck, but they have not yet given out the name of the driver of the Camero or the young boy who was killed.

Stories like this show how multiple factors can add up in seconds and lead to a deadly accident. When a loved one is killed, it's important for family members to know if they can seek compensation for medical costs, funeral costs, lost future earnings and more.

Source: CBS12, "Man, 11-year-old grandson killed in fiery crash," June 23, 2017

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