4 dead, family of 5 injured in Englewood crash

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Multiple people were killed and injured early Sunday morning following a two vehicle crash at Sunnybrook Boulevard and Rosemont Drive. (Charlotte County Fire & EMS)
Billy Solomon (Photo courtesy of family)

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. Four people were killed and a family of five were injured early Sunday morning following a two-vehicle crash at Sunnybrook Boulevard and Rosemonte Drive.

Englewood resident Billy Solomon, 20, was among those who died, his mother said.

“It hasn’t even hit me yet that my child’s dead,” mother Lorraine Ewing said. “I keep waiting for him to call me or walk up to where I am.”

A 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe and a 2002 Audi A4 collided at about 3:35 a.m. after the Audi ran a stop sign, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A family of five from Whitesburg, Ky., were in the SUV: Michael J. Holcomb, 43, Marsha Holcomb, 41, Luke Holcomb, 13, Tori Holcomb, 13, and Kra Holcomb, 10. Luke was flown to All Children’s Hospital while the other family members were taken to Englewood Hospital. All suffered minor injuries, the highway patrol said.

A 2002 Audi A4 burst into flames after an early Sunday morning crash, killing all four occupants, the Florida Highway Patrol said. (Submitted photo)

All four people in the Audi, which burst into flames, were killed at the scene, troopers said. The identities of the other three are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

A witness said he heard a loud boom and saw the car burst into flames.

“I was just hoping nobody was in there and I kept listening for somebody to scream or something,” Bob Stiens said. “There was nothing.”

Sunnybrook Boulevard was temporarily closed between Ocean Spray Boulevard and Regina Drive. Friends and family of the victims came by the crash site Sunday as a makeshift memorial grew.

“It’s really gonna be a hard thing to get through,” Ewing said. “I’m not supposed to bury my kid (at) 20 years old.”

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