British family of four killed in Florida after car collides with pickup truck

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A family of four from Bristol has been killed during a holiday in Florida after their car collided with a pickup truck.

The Britons were returning to their rental house in Davenport after visiting Kennedy Space Center when the crash happened.

Adam Stephenson, 30, was driving a white Mitsubishi saloon when he turned left into the path of a black Ford F-250 pickup, Titusville police said.

The truck struck the passenger side of the rental car in Monday's "violent collision", according to officers.

Mr Stephenson died at the scene along with three passengers - 29-year-old Maryanne Stephenson, 66-year-old Brian Stephenson and 56-year-old Sheralyn Stephenson.

Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said officers have informed the driver's brother of the incident.

The officer said: "He lost his brother, his sister-in-law and his mum and dad. Very, very tragic."

Earl Pierson, who works nearby, said he saw people running to the "demolished" car.

The truck driver, James Walsh II, 28, of Port St John, was taken to hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Police spokeswoman Amy Matthews said data from the GPS device in the car indicated the family was following a detour around an earlier crash.

An investigation is taking place into the deadly incident on State Road 405 in Titusville.

The road was closed for three hours before being re-opened.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the family of four British people who have died in Florida. Our thoughts are with them at this deeply difficult time."

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