Fort Pierce, FL Head On Crash, Aug 1996
CRASH KILLS 6 ON TURNPIKE.
Fort Pierce - Six people were killed in a fiery wreck on the Florida Turnpike after a vehicle traveling the wrong way slammed head-on into car carrying a Kissimmee man and four children.
DENNIS T. MICHELLE was killed after driving the wrong way in the south-bound lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He hit another car head-on Saturday night and was pinned in his car as it burst into flames.
Killed in the other vehicle were:
HUGO RAFAEL DIAZ, 36;
MARI JOANN DIAZ, 13;
WENDY DIAZ, 11;
HUGO DIAZ, JR., 7;
and three-year-old KEVIN DIAZ, all of Kissimmee, state troopers said.
The crash occurred 3 miles south of the Okeechobee Road exit.
News-Press Fort Myers Florida 1996-08-05