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Joel Cloud, Jeremiah Warren, Cara Descant, Briena Descant, Cierra Bordelan, Steve Holland, and Douglas Bolkema killed in collision involving two semi trucks on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Florida
FHP Lt. Patrick Riordan said early Thursday evening that five of the accident victims who died were in a passenger van, and another person who died was in one of the tractor-trailers.
Court records show Holland received numerous tickets between 2000 and 2014 in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia for violations such as speeding, driving an unsafe vehicle, driving an overloaded vehicle and not carrying proof of insurance.
A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol identified the children Friday afternoon as Joel Cloud, 14, Jeremiah Warren, 14, Cara Descant, 13, Briena Descant, 10, and Cierra Bordelan, 9. All of them are from Avoyelles Parish, in the Marksville area.
The Palm Beach Post reports that attorney Joseph Fried filed the lawsuit Thursday in Palm Beach County against trucker Steve Holland and others on behalf of the mother of 14-year-old Jeremiah Warren.