Two Dead, One Critical After Crash on I-10, Names Released

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Madison County, Florida - April 27, 2012 -

Two people were killed in a single car crash on Interstate 10, just east of the US 221 exit., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The incident happened around 3:12am on April 27th.

A 1997 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 east of the US 221 exit. For no apparent reason, the vehicle veered
off of the roadway onto the south shoulder rotating clockwise. While rotating on the south shoulder, the vehicle overturned several times and then came to rest upright in the tree line on the south shoulder.

The driver, Hector Garcia, 67, is listed in critical condition at TMH, while the two passengers, Felicitas Valdez, 50, and Manuel Valdez, 56, were pronounced dead on the scene.

Seatbelt usage for the passengers is pending further investigation.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office. Madison County EMS, Madison County Fire Department, and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Florida Highway Patrol at this crash scene.

Charges are pending.

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  • by Reader Location: Washington DC on May 24, 2012 at 07:47 PM
    RIP nice folks and God be with your family! To the others who disrespected this family; let it be known that racism comes from having a LOW IQ.....its been scientifically proven:-)
  • by Angela and Esteban Cruz Location: frostproof on May 3, 2012 at 06:27 AM
    This is a sad,sad story. To lose one loved one is hard but to lose two is devasting. Praying for all involved. They were very nice people and will be greatly missed.
  • by family friend on May 2, 2012 at 08:29 PM
    U know wat grench (gretchen) just duck off already this family is from the US respect their grief. U r so inconsiderate
  • by confused on May 1, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    I don't understand how all these negative posts get on here to begin with if supposedly they are reviewed b4 they are actually being posted. But anyways that is not what's important. My respectful condolences to the family of these wonderful people. As I can see by all the love that is shown to them that they were very special. You all are in my prayers.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 at 04:50 PM
    It is a sad shame to see another young person, in their 20's die in a vehicle accident. Though the information has not been officially released, I will bet that it was drug or alcohol related. People stop drinking and using drugs, while driving!! It is that simple!!!!!!! Driving at 4am in the morning on a Sunday morning and crashing into a tree, for no reason??? ALCOHOL AND OR DRUGS, NOT A DEER OR AN ANIMAL.
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      by Selena on May 1, 2012 at 02:53 PM in reply to
      "it is sad shame" that you dont know how to read!! for your information they werent 20 year old people ok??!! they were already adults! and they werent coming back from a party or anything like that and also they were NOT using drugs or alcohol!! if you ca read it says " For no apparent reason, the vehicle veered" OK?! and they were coming back from a funeral they had went in texas. SO YOU CANT SAY " Driving at 4am in the morning on a Sunday morning and crashing into a tree, for no reason" .i. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE POSTING SOMETHING STUPID THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE AT ALL. My aunt&uncle were NOT USING DRUGS R.I.P. tia fela & tio canas :'( I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU GUYS SOO MUCH:'/
  • by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 at 01:10 PM
    CLEARLY, EVERY single ONE of you missed the sarcasm in my post. WCTV deleted the DIPSTICK's post that I was replying to. He/She called them "Border Jumpers" that were here taking "our jobs" and were "on welfare" Hey WCTV!!! When you delete a post MAYBE, just MAYBE, you should delete all of its replies, so that people do not get SLAMMED by grieving family members, that have NO IDEA what those posts were about??????
  • by concerned Location: us on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM
    First of allll my condolences to all families who lost their loved ones. I pray for yall to have resignation soon. But why is it that out of the 3 fatal accidents I have read this is the ONLY ONE pending any sort of investigations. Is it the racists thing again. This is ridiculous. These people just wanted to get home to their families. My deepest deepest sympathies to these families.
  • by gary pruitt Location: frostproof on Apr 29, 2012 at 06:28 PM
    My thoughts and prayer are with the whole valdez family! Manuel and Fela was 2 of the nicest people you would ever meet! I worked with Fela she was always smiling and happy and a great worker 2 her and manuel will truly be missed! RIP Manuel and Fela
  • by Blessing Location: Tallahassee on Apr 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM
    Please God have mercy on all these people that don't understand what have happened and continue to be evil against this family.. We pray that they will find you in their life one day and remember to treat people with respect and dignity. Condolence to the family.. What a tragedy!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:53 AM
    The consequence of bad driving is death. Either for the driver, passenger(s), or other people; and in any combination.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 at 07:31 AM in reply to
      Oh, you again. I see that you troll every news story about a fatal car crash, but you don't have the balls to give your name. I guess you might be afraid of the friends and family of the deceased, and that's probably a good thing to fear you chickensht.
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        by praying for the grieving families on Apr 30, 2012 at 09:38 AM in reply to
        & they should b afraid all these anonymous negative ppl. this a very loved respected family. ni hagan caso a la negatividad de todos estos ignorants, ustedes saben kienes eran Manuel y Fela. pay no a attention to all this negativity, you all knew what knid of ppl Manuel & Fela were they will live in the hearts of their loved ones. blessings to their children & family
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