published: Saturday, January 05, 2013
1 dies after single car crash Friday in Lake Placid
News- Sun staff
LAKE PLACID - A single vehicle accident occurred Friday just before 10 a.m. on U.S. 27 resulting in multiple injuries and victims being transported.
The 56-year-old driver, Ming Lei, a Davie resident, was traveling northbound on U.S.27 when an attempt to switch lanes caused loss of control of the 2004 Honda Pilot he was driving.
Lei attempted to change lanes again, causing the Pilot to fishtail. Lei then lost control of the vehicle and exited the road into the shoulder ditch.
The passengers - Jonathan Lei,19; Kevin Guohong ,19; and Linxi Li ,56 - were all wearing seatbelts at the time of impact with the embankment and during vehicle's rollover.
The vehicle came to a stop on its roof following a second collision with a palm tree.
Li was airlifted and transported in critical condition to Tampa General Hospital. Guhong received minor injuries and was taken to Florida Hospital Lake Placid for treatment. Lei was also treated for minor injuries at Florida Hospital. Jonathan Lei was not transported and was reported to have suffered no injuries.
Linxi Li died at 8:31 p.m. Friday as a result of injuries suffered from the accident, according to an updated report from FHP Lieutenant Chris Miller.
No further information has been reported from the Florida Highway Patrol.
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