Boy, 9 Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash, Four Others in Serious Condition
BROOKSVILLE – Tragedy struck a Riverview family today, after reports that a 9-year-old boy died in a multi-vehicle collision on I-75.
According to officials, five vehicles were traveling slowly or stopped in the inside northbound lane at mile marker 302 (North of SR-50), due to a previous crash. A sixth vehicle, driven by 33-year-old Gregory Andriotis of Deltona, Florida failed to stop for the slowing traffic and collided with the rear of an SUV, driven by 37-year-old Jordan Scherer. The impact forced a chain reaction of collisions between the remaining vehicles, seriously injuring the Jordan Scherer, and passengers, Brooke Scherer, 35, Mallory Scherer, 5, and fatally injuring 9-year-old Logan Scherer. Andriotis also sustained serious injuries in the crash. All the injured were either airlifted or transported by ground to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. There were no reported injuries in the other four vehicles.
The northbound lanes were closed for several hours while the Florida Highway Patrol conducted their investigation.
Charges are pending, say officials.
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