TreasureCoast.com is reporting on a fatal accident that occurred in Okeechobee County on March 17th.

The accident happened at 245 US Highway 441 in the city of Okeechobee.

The Florida Highway Patrol states that a 2000 Honda driven by Ricky Pruitt, age unknown, of Okeechobee, was proceeding south on US Highway 441 when his vehicle failed to slow for traffic ahead.

As a result, Pruitt crashed into the back of a Ford 150 driven by Jeffrey Adams, also of Okeechobee. Adams suffered no injury nor did his passenger. Pruitt was killed.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident.

Everyone at DeBerard Injury Attorney expresses their condolences to the family and friends of the victim. Any loss of life in such an accident is a tragedy. If you think a loved one has sustained an injury as the result of a fault of another, a bodily injury claim or wrongful death suit may be possible in which the victims’ family may be entitled to compensation.

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