It is difficult to understand how any driver can drive the wrong way down a major, crowded highway. Undoubtedly, the family of Efrain Ojeda is trying harder than anyone to understand how this could happen to their loved one.
Mr. Ojeda was killed while driving his van westbound on Highway 192 in St. Cloud. He was hit head-on by a vehicle being driven by John Roach. Mr. Roach was operating his vehicle eastbound in the westbound lanes of travel. Not only was Efrain Ojeda killed in the crash, but one of his passengers, Jamile Gonzales, was also seriously injured.
At this point, nobody knows why Mr. Roach was driving the wrong way down Highway 192, but in our experience, this kind of driving behavior is often associated with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We hope this is not the case, but if it is, Mr. Roach would face exposure to punitive damages.
This is the second wrong-way crash in Central Florida in the last few days. We hope this is a coincidence that we stop seeing.