On Sunday, January 5th, a
fatal car crash near Disney World claimed the lives of two brothers from Georgia. Last
week, troopers opened an investigation in an attempt to determine exactly
what could have caused the fatal crash to occur. Mark, 35, and Douglas
Gibson, 32, were visiting Orlando on a business trip for their family
run business, Heritage Charity Auctions & Award.
The siblings were travelling in an Audi (SUV) heading eastbound on the
entrance ramp to Interstate 4 from Epcot Center Drive. Just around 8pm,
their vehicle abruptly veered off the paved roadway and onto the south
shoulder. Digging into the soft shoulder caused the SUV to roll over twice
and land on its roof.
Sgt. Kim Montes, the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) spokesperson,
told reporters the cause of the accident was still a mystery and further
investigation would be needed. She noted that both Gibson brothers were
wearing seatbelts and police did not suspect any involvement of alcohol
in the crash.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. Both
Gibson brothers helped run their family business, Heritage Charity Auctions
& Award based in Cumming, GA, according their obituaries.