On the evening of Wednesday, August 22nd, a two-car crash injured Bruce
Weatherholt, a 48-year-old man from Sorrento, and killed Cynthia Ezel,
a 47-year old woman from Mount Dora. According to the to Florida Highway
Patrol, the accident occurred on a curved stretch of roadway on State
Road 46 in Lake County, Florida.
Ezel was headed east around 10:20pm and lost control of her 1997 Pontiac
Sedan as she failed to properly navigate a curve. Weatherholt was driving
in his 2001 Dodge pick-up truck in the opposite lane. Ezel’s car
spun into the oncoming lane and struck the 2001 Dodge. The impact forced
the truck to spin off of the road. The Pontiac came to a rest in the westbound
lane, blocking oncoming traffic. Ezel died on the scene while Weatherholt
was transported to Florida Hospital Apopka with minor injuries.
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the
car accident. Early details indicate that road conditions were normal/dry, but further
investigation is needed to determine whether alcohol, distracted driving,
or equipment failure played any contributing roles in the primary cause
of the crash.