FHP: Edgewater motorist killed after striking fence, then a New Smyrna Beach home

Photos for Headline Surfer / Above: A piece of a fence sticking out of this pick-up truck was the initial impact its driver had before slamming into a home head-on and killing him.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A 57-year-old Edgewater who drove his pick-up truck through a fence before skidding and crashing head-on into a home on Glencoe Road, was killed on impact early Monday morning the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The deceased driver was identified as Walter Sumner.

Here is a synopsis of Monday's 3:30 a.m. deadly accident as described by the FHP on Glencoe near South Taylor Road: Sumner was driving his 2002 Ford pick-up south when he struck a fence, skidded along the grass and then the right front corner of a brick house, killing him on impact.

A couple was asleep inside. They were shaken up emotionally from the incident, but were not injured, the FHP said.

Man killed in New Smyrna Beach after striking home / Headline SurferHere is a synopsis of the Monday's 3:30 a.m. deadly accident as described by the FHP on Glencoe near South Taylor Road: Sumner was driving his 2002 Ford pick-up south when he struck a fence, skidded along the grass and then hit the right front corner of a brick house, killing him on impact.

A couple was asleep inside. They were shaken up emotionally from the incident, but were not injured, the FHP said.

Troopers have not ruled out a medical situation or alcohol impairment as possible factors in the deadly single-vehicle crash, which remains under investigation.

FHP handling fastal crash in New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferFHP handling a pick-up truck vs. house crash in New Smyrna Beach early Monday resulting in one fatality, that of the driver, Walter Sumner, 57, of Edgewater, Florida.
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