Another member of Miccosukee Tribe killed in fatal car accident

The Tamiami Trail runs through the reservation and has been the site of two fatal accidents involving members of the Miccosukee Tribe in June and July. Image from Sherpa Guides

A young member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida was killed in a fatal car accident on Monday, the third death for the tribe in the last two months.

The deceased tribal member was identified as Jerome Huggins, 25. He ran head-on into another vehicle in what news reports said was a very violent crash.

“They’re single occupants and they’re both dead. It’s hard to describe the vehicles,” Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Joe Sanchez told The Miami Herald. The other deceased driver was identified as Russell Larkins, 46 or 47.

Last month, two tribal members were killed in a head-on accident on the same highway the Tamiami Trail, a portion of which runs through the reservation.

Get the Story:
2 dead in head-on crash west of Miccosukee casino (The Miami Herald 7/29)
Two Dead After Violent Crash On The Tamiami Trail (CBS Miami 7/28)
Tamiami Trail by Krome Avenue Open Again After Fatal Crash (NBC Miami 7/28)

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