Four Port Charlotte men killed in fiery Englewood crash

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William “Billy Solomon,” Austin Hirschy, Keith Williams and Dustin Strong (Photos via Facebook. family)
A large crowd gathered Monday evening at the site of a deadly crash Sunday in Englewood to memorialize four men who were killed. (Kristi Gross / WINK)

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. The identities of four Port Charlotte men who died in a fiery early Sunday morning crash were formally released Monday.

Austin Tyler Hirschy, 21, Keith J. Williams, 25, Dustin Cory Strong, 23, and William “Billy” Barr Solomon, 20, were killed in a two-vehicle crash at Sunnybrook Boulevard and Rosemonte Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Keshaun Williams, Keith’s uncle, identified his nephew as one of the dead earlier Monday.

“He always had such a good personality so calm, so nice and everybody loved him,” Williams said. “I would turn around every time someone was talking about him and now he’s gone.”

William “Billy Solomon,” Austin Hirschy, Keith Williams and Dustin Strong (Photos via Facebook. family)

Family and friends held a memorial on top of the burnt grass where the car went up in flames.

The four men were in a 2002 Audi A4 driven by Hirschy when they ran a stop sign and collided with a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, the FHP said.

A family of five was inside of the Chevrolet Tahoe at the time of the crash, the FHP said. One of the children was flown to All Children’s Hospital while the other family members were taken to Englewood Hospital with minor injuries.

Their current conditions are unclear.

Solomon was identified Sunday by his mother.
“I love you, miss you, wish it wasn’t you,” Billy’s younger brother Jesse Rey Solomon said. “I definitely don’t want it to be anybody else, but wish it wasn’t you.”

The crash remains under investigation.

WINK News reporter Jessica Alpern hears more from people who knew the victims:

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