Cybersecdn- On a fateful New Year’s Eve, an 8-year-old boy from Parma, Ohio, tragically lost his life in a horrific car accident in Calhoun County, Florida. Tyler Donathan, known for his vibrant energy and love for life, met this untimely end while vacationing with his 58-year-old father, Keith Donathan. The family was visiting friends during the holidays.
The crash occurred as they left a Golden Corral restaurant. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the sedan carrying Tyler and four other passengers failed to navigate a curve on State Road 20, leading to a devastating crash that ejected almost all occupants. Overcorrection by the driver, who reportedly dozed off, resulted in the car flipping multiple times.
In this tragedy, another Ohioan, a 56-year-old woman, also lost her life. Two others, a 36-year-old woman from Ohio and a 78-year-old from Blountstown, Florida, sustained serious injuries. Keith Donathan is currently in the ICU with significant injuries, including a broken collarbone and brain hemorrhage.
The family, grappling with this immense loss, remembers Tyler as a joyful, energetic child who adored video games and outings to Chuck E. Cheese. An autistic child, Tyler’s zest and affection for life touched many. As they prepare to bring his body back to Ohio for funeral services, the family reminisces about the happiness he brought into their lives. Meanwhile, the Florida Highway Patrol is considering charges against the driver, adding a legal dimension to this heartbreaking incident.