Clearwater Family Devastated by I-4 Crash

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. August 06, 2011

A Clearwater father and son died after their vehicle overturned on Interstate 4 Thursday, July 28th, 2011. Florida Highway Patrol reported Terry Lee Colston, 55, was driving his Ford Expedition eastbound on I-4 at about 1:30 p.m., just east of State Road 559 when the tread on his right rear tire began to separate. The Expedition spun off the south shoulder of the interstate and flipped over.

All four passengers were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where Terry later died. His son, Robert Colston, 11, sustained critical injuries and passed days after his father. Sarah Colston, 11, Jack Colston, 10, and Maxwell Watson, 10, were released from the hospital with minor injuries.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, all of the passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. However, the crash remains under investigation.

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