Kirk Kovel, 58, killed, and Annette Yucha, 30, and Michael Murphy, 43, injured in two-vehicle crash on Apollo Beach Boulevard in Apollo Beach, Florida

Modified Date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:04pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Apollo Beach man dies in crash during downpour

Apollo Beach, Florida -- Kirk Kovel, 58, of Apollo Beach was killed while driving a Chevrolet Corvette about 2:45 p.m. Investigators say Kovel was headed east on Apollo Beach Boulevard when he failed to negotiate the curve just west of Fairway Boulevard. They say Kovel entered the shoulder and over-corrected, spun across the road and was hit on his driver's side by 30-year-old Annette Yucha from Riverview. Yucha was driving a Hyundai Sonata in the opposite direction. Kovel died at the scene but a passenger in his vehicle, Michael Murphy, 43, survived.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Kirk Kovel
Annette Yucha
Michael Murphy

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