Friday, December 27, 2013

Man Killed In Titusville Car Crash

Photo Credit: Titusville Police Department

TITUSVILLE, Florida – One man was killed and another seriously injured on Thursday afternoon after the car they were traveling in crashed into trees on Fox Lake Road in Titusville just after 4:00 p.m. 

An adult male who was driving the 2001 Black Pontiac Firebird was pronounced deceased shortly after the crash. The adult male passenger was seriously injured and was transported to the hospital by helicopter. 

Police say that the preliminary crash investigation revealed the two-door sports car was traveling eastbound in the 4000 block of Fox Lake Road at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle crossed over to the oncoming lane, left the roadway, and struck several trees.  The rear of the vehicle was sheared off from the impact. 

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in this crash. The names of the victims will be released when positive ID is made and families have had time for notifications.   

 Anyone with information in this crash is urged to contact Titusville Police at 321-264- 7800.

UPDATE: Officials have released the names of the crash victims. RICHARD ECKHARDT, 51, of Titusville, was the driver who died. PAUL E. NASH, 52, of Titusville, who is in critical condition, was the passenger.