Manuel Garcia Killed; Austin Flinchum, Johnny Schrier Injured in Crash on US 192 in Palm Bay, FL

February 5, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Manuel Garcia, Austin Flinchum, Johnny Schrier
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Florida Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
US 192
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer was rear-ended by a sedan that reportedly failed to slow down

Victims Transported To
Holmes Regional Medical Center

What Happened

Florida Highway Patrol officials released the names of the people involved in a crash on US 192 in Palm Bay, FL on February 5th, 2019. 22-year-old Manuel Garcia was killed when his vehicle reportedly failed to slow down and rear ended a semi truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Garcia's vehicle, 23-year-old Austin Flinchum was hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver of the semi-truck, 22-year-old Johnny Schrier suffered minor injuries.

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