Thursday, September 29, 2016

Parents killed, 2 children seriously injured during their Flroda Disney vacation in I-4 crash near DeLand, FL

ORLANDO, FLA. - Two children are fighting for their lives after a fatal crash that claimed the lives of their parents. The victims are from MO but the crash happened in Florida during their Disney vacation.

Florida Highway Patrol said a 2016 Ford Focus was driving eastbound on I-4 near DeLand Florida Sunday around noon. The driver, 43-year-old Charles King of New London, North Carolina, drifted into left lane and struck the right side of a 2007 Nissan. The Nissan then left the roadway and struck a tree.

Officials say the two adult occupants of the Nissan, 40-year-old Greg Moyers and 39-year-old Sarah Moyers – both of Leadwood, Missouri -- died on scene.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the family had saved for months to go on a trip to Disney World. They were headed to the beach Sunday before driving home.

Crews worked for more than an hour to extricate two children from the backseat of the car. Officials told reporters on scene the children are the Moyers’ daughters.

Officials said 13-year old Hailey Moyers and 8-year old Sophia Moyers survived the crash, and were transported to a Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando. Troopers said Hailey had serious injuries, and they listed Sophia’s injuries as critical.

The crash report says everyone in the Moyers’ vehicle was wearing their seatbelts.

The driver of the first vehicle, 43-year old Charles King of New London, North Carolina, was uninjured. He was also wearing a seatbelt.

The crash, which is still under investigation, shut down part of the Florida interstate for more than five hours Sunday afternoon.


Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 8:44 PM EDT

A deadly crash on I-4 near DeLand blocked traffic in the eastbound lanes for several hours on Sunday.
Crash occurred near mile marker 121

Two dead, two seriously injured

The crash happened Sunday afternoon near mile marker 121 on I-4 eastbound. According to FHP troopers investigating the crash, Charles King, 43, of New London, NC, was driving eastbound when for reasons unknown he drifted from the center lane to the left lane.

King's 2016 Ford Focus then collided with the car in the left lane, driven by Greg Moyers, 40, of Leadwood, MO. Moyers' car left the roadway due to the impact and struck a tree near the roadside.

Moyers and his wife, Sarah, 39, were killed in the impact. The two children in the car -- Hailey, 13, and Sophia, 8 -- were seriously injured and transported to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital. Sophia is listed in critical condition, while Hailey is listed in serious condition.

King was uninjured in the crash.

Traffic was diverted onto State Road 44 for several hours while troopers investigated the crash, according to FHP.

The crash is still under investigation.