Live Oak, FL Auto And Truck Crash, July 1982
RAIN, ERROR BLAMED IN CRASH THAT KILLED 7.
From Sentinel Services.
Live Oak - Human error and a rain-slickened highway were blamed by the Florida Highway Patrol for a car-truck crash that killed seven people west of Live Oak on Tuesday evening. Three other people were seriously injured.
Sgt. Leon Gill said a pickup truck carrying three people was heading east on U.S. 90 about 7 p.m. when a car, heading west and carrying seven people, went onto the shoulder, veered back onto the road and slammed head-on into the truck.
Six people in the car were killed; the seventh victim was in the truck.
The injured - JESSE JOLLY, 41; GWEN RAY STACY, 19, and ALEX D. CASON, 19, all of Live Oak - were taken to Suwannee County Hospital and later transferred to a Gainesville hospital.
The dead were identified as:
LEROY STACY, 23.
ROBERT LIVINGTON, 19.
DAVID STEWART, 16.
ARTHUR STACY, 13.
KENNETH RAY, 12.
and SABRINA WHEELER, 12, all of Live Oak.
and WILLIE LEE, 58, of Lake City.
Orlando Sentinel Florida 1982-07-08