• March 01, 2017

Robert Griffith Welch Jr. Killed in Accident in Indian River Co., FL

Indian River Co., FL -- A collision between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer left 70-year-old Robert Griffith Welch Jr. dead in Indian River Co., FL Monday, February 27, 2017.

The incident took place a 66th Avenue and 77the Street around 10:30 a.m.

The report claims a vehicle occupied by the deceased victim was headed north on 66th when he it entered 77th and attempted a u-turn back onto 77th Street. At that moment, a Peterbilt truck driven by 57-year-old Stevan Louis Holmes, clipped the left side of the victim's van. The van then flipped over, coming to rest on its roof.

Mr. Welch was transported to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead.

Mr. Holmes was uninjured in the incident.

The official investigation into the incident is ongoing and may reveal more details as it concludes.

There was no further information made available at the time of the report.

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