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Police in Orlando are still looking into a car accident that killed one and injured two on November 16, according to sources. The four-car crash occurred on Interstate 4 in St. Mary’s when an SUV, driven by 31-year-old Chemwapuwa Jackson, rear-ended a Jeep Cherokee that burst into flames. The male passenger in the Jeep was burned and pronounced dead on the scene. The driver was flown to a hospital and remains in critical condition.

Two other cars were also involved, but the passengers and drivers were not injured. The accident is still under investigation and charges are pending. The accident has Orlando resident Jeanie Lynd shaken and nervous about driving on the highway in the future.

“We didn’t realize how bad it was, but now that we see the cars cut in half and burned out, it’s horrible,” said Lynd. “(My daughter) will never drive on the I-4 again. It will be Heathrow, International Parkway or Rinehart—any other way but this.”

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  1. Gravatar for Hank Didier

    This accident also brings to light the danger of improperly placed gas tanks. The 1993 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees have the fuel tank placed behind the rear axle, and, in rear impacts, they can rupture and explode. This problem was addressed in the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee when the tank was moved inside the rear axle, but, unfortunately, millions of the prior model year vehicles remain on the road. This danger is largely unknown to the consuming public, and there has not been a recall of the affected model years despite over 60 reported deaths due to rear impact induced fires.

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