Two Teenagers Killed and Two Others Injured In Crash On SR 64
Manatee County – Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident in eastern Manatee County.
The crash took place as 17 year old Chase Coyner was westbound on State Road 64 in the left-hand at the intersection with Pope Road, with passenger 15 year old Mathew Powers.
At the same time 39 year old Dallas Gross from Lake Placid Florida was traveling eastbound in a 2007 Dodge RAM 2500 Pick up truck, also approaching the intersection with Pope Road with passenger 12 year old Ayla Gross.
As Gross closed on the intersection with Pope Road, 17 year old Coyner attempted to turn left from SR 64 onto Pope Road and drove directly into the path of the oncoming full-sized pick up truck.
The Dodge RAM crashed into the smaller Honda at speed. Both driver 17 year old Chase Coyner and 15 year old passenger Mathew Powers were pronounced dead at the scene.
12 year old Aylas Gross was critically injured in the crash, Dallas Gross suffered minor injuries from the crash.
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Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school.
Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida.
Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.