Tragic Ocala Car Crash Kills Two Men and Injures Two Others

In April, 2013, two young men were tragically killed in a single vehicle crash on Florida’s roadways. The two men were Bryan Lorenza Blunt, 22, and Cornelius Lamar Rawls, Jr., 19. The men were traveling with Eddie D. Woods, 18, and Demontay Drantail Billups, 22, at the time of the crash. The car that they were driving was approaching a curve in the road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It slammed into a tree, leaving Rawls and Blunt fatally injured at the accident scene. Blunt had been driving the car at the time of the crash.

Also injured in the accident were Billups, who was the brother of Rawls, and Woods, who was the cousin of Blunt. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash. It was reported that the car split in two, scattering debris from the wreckage.

The men had been traveling from a night club called Cloud 9. The driver, Blunt, reportedly was inside the club for approximately 30-40 minutes. Billups released a statement that he did not see Blunt drinking and did not smell any alcohol on his breath after leaving the night club.

On Monday, April 8, Billups was released from the hospital. Both of his hips had been fractured in the crash. Billups further reported that he was the only man wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

The Jeffrey Meldon & Associates offers its deepest condolences to the friends and families of the victims involved in this accident.

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