Paul E. Swarts Killed; Pepper Rose Swarts Injured in Dump Truck Accident in Palm Coast, FL

December 26, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Paul E. Swarts, Pepper Rose Swarts
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Flagler County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Dump Truck
U.S. 1
Direction Traveled
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), Serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle rear-ended dump truck

What Happened

Flagler County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating a crash involving a dump truck that killed at least one person on December 26th, 2018 in Palm Coast, FL. 60-year-old Paul E. Swarts was killed and 12-year-old Pepper Rose Swarts was injured in the accident. Officials say the accident occurred when a van driven by Mr. Swarts allegedly rear-ended a dump truck driven by 60-year-old Antonio Diaz. EMS officials pronounced Mr. Swarts dead at the hospital. Pepper Rose Swarts was hospitalized with serious injuries. Diaz was not injured.

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