Plant City, FL Head On Collision, Sep 1994


The Associated Press.
Plant City - Seven people were killed when a car filled with young people swerved into the oncoming lane an a curve and hit a pickup head-on, authorities said.
The impact severed the car and the front and rear parts ended up 300 feet apart.
The fiery accident Sunday night on a rural road in west central Florida killed the five men and one woman in the car and the driver of the pickup who was alone.
The pickup burst into flames with the impact. The driver, RAYMOND WILLIS, 53, of Lakeland, apparently died instantly, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The victims in the car were the driver, SCOTT BARKER, 20, and ANDREW WILSON, 24, both of Mulberry; ANDREW SHORES, JR., 19, and TIMOTHY SHORES, 17, both of Plant City; and JULIE PALMER, 20, and BILL THOMPSON, 17, both of Lakeland.
Two of the victims were taken by helicopter to a Tampa hospital where they died.
The accident occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday three miles south of Plant City. The town is about 20 miles east of the Gulf Coast city of Tampa.

The Palm Beach Post Florida 1994-09-06