A Florida man is facing criminal charges after he caused a fatal car crash in Jasper and fled the scene. WCTV reported that Korey Farley, 28, of Sanford, FL was driving a 2013 Kia Sorrento heading north on I-75 near mile marker 454 when he hit the rear of a 2001 Ford F-150. Inside that vehicle sat Joseph and Jane Ledlow. After Farley struck the back of the Ford, Joseph Ledlow, who was behind the wheel at the time, lost control of his vehicle and overturned in a ditch.
The source says that after the incident, Farley continued driving north on I-75 and was later found by Florida State Troopers at a gas station on SR-6. Medics transported Farley to an area hospital for treatment and he was later booked into the Columbia County Jail. Unfortunately, both Joseph and Jane died at the scene of the crash. Jane Ledlow was an employee at Tift County High School.
As for Farley, he has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death with additional charges pending against him.
Consulting with a car accident in Fort Walton Beach, FL after a collision
After engaging in a car crash with a negligent or careless driver, you likely have many questions you need answered including:
- Should I contact my insurer?
- Should I file an insurance claim?
- If the other driver caused the accident, can I sue him or her for compensation?
- How much am I entitled to collect for the injuries I suffered?
- What should I do if the insurance company is offering me an amount I feel is too low?
- If the driver who hit me was violating a traffic law, will they face criminal charges?
Questions like these are common after a car crash and the FL car accident lawyers at Browning Law Firm are the legal experts who can answer them for you. The time after a car crash can be confusing for everyone involved and it is important that you obtain the right legal representation so that you are able to take the proper steps toward seeking the justice you deserve. For instance, if a drunk driver was responsible for hitting you or a loved one, you want to be sure that you are not only awarded a fair amount of compensation but also that the driver is punished for their illegal and careless behavior.
The Fort Walton Beach, FL car accident lawyers at Browning Law Firm understand the stress you are under and are prepared to provide you with the legal assistance needed so that you are able to spend more of your time focusing on recovering while still working to recognize the responsible party for their negligent behavior.
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