Florida Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the driver of a van slammed on the brakes. The driver of a pickup truck behind the van didn't stop in time and crashed into the van, shoving it into the southbound lanes, where it was hit by a tractor-trailer. The pickup truck then continued off the road and hit a light pole. A passenger in the van was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, and three other riders from the van were taken to local hospitals with injuries. Two other people were treated at the scene. If there was negligence on the part of one of the drivers or an auto manufacturer, the victim's family may have grounds to move forward with a civil Wrongful Death case. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys have more than 170 years of combined experience investigating and representing those who have suffered tragic loss or severe injuries. If you know a surviving family member of a person who was killed in an auto crash, please encourage them to give our firm a call immediately. The consultation is completely free, and there is no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.