100-year-old Florida man dies in crash after drivers stop for sandhill cranes crossing the street

A 100-year-old Florida man is dead after the vehicle he was in crashed while sandhill cranes were crossing the road.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says that a Chrysler van was traveling westbound on Wickham Road, approaching two other vehicles who were stopped in the left lane for a family of sandhill cranes that were crossing the road. 

The van is said to have swerved to the right to avoid the vehicles and then swerved back into the left lane when the driver noticed the sandhill cranes were in the road. The front of the van struck the rear of one vehicle, which was pushed into a third vehicle. The front of the van went on to also strike the front of the third vehicle. 

A passenger in the van, a 100-year-old man, died at Holmes Regional hospital after this crash. We have not yet received his identity. Two others from the other two involved vehicles were injured as well. 63-year-old Brian Giantonio suffered serious injuries and 63-year-old Deliece White suffered minor injuries.

FHP is still investigating the crash.

This story was written in Orlando, Florida.