Troopers: Blown tire cause of deadly I-4 crash in Seminole County


LAKE MARY, Fla. - The identity of a woman killed in an accident on Interstate 4 was released Friday night.

The accident blocked three westbound lanes in Lake Mary Friday afternoon, and snarled traffic long into the evening, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said.

Troopers said a 1998 Ford SUV was traveling westbound on I-4 in the center lane. A 1999 Pontiac was traveling in the right lane. A rear tire of the SUV separated, causing the driver to lose control and veer toward the Pontiac, according to a report.

The driver of the Pontiac, 39-year-old Nathan Standley of Lake Mary, tried to avoid the SUV and ended up leaving the interstate, striking a light pole on the shoulder and flipping over.

The SUV ran off the road and flipped multiple times.

Some good Samaritans stopped to help. They uprighted the SUV but a passenger in the vehicle, 47-year-old Angela Crom of Winter Springs, Fla., died at the scene.

The name of the 43-year-old Altamonte Springs woman driving the Ford SUV was not released.

Another passenger in the SUV, 44-year-old Sheila Daniels of Altamonte Springs, suffered minor injuries. Daniels and the driver were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Standley also suffered minor injuries.