Monday, May 20, 2013

Palm Bay Man Dies In Crash

MELBOURNE, Florida -- A 56-year-old Palm Bay man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash that occurred around 9:35 p.m. last night.

Michael Hill was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant northbound on State Road 507 (Babcock Street). According to the FHP report, Hill was distracted by his passenger, 48-year-old Erin Hill, who was talking.

The Galant traveled northeast off the roadway and onto the grassy shoulder.  When the driver attempted to re-enter the roadway, he over-corrected.  The Galant then traveled nortwest, crossing the north and southbound lanes and left the roadway on the west should.

The Galant then entered a ditch and overturned on its roof facing south.

Erin Hill suffered serious injuries and was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.

This crash remains under investigation.