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Update: Traffic Homicide Investigation

Post Date:08/30/2018 2:01 PM
RELEASED BY: LT CHERYL TRAINER 

CASE# MP18-54861

Event: Traffic Homicide Investigation

Date/Time of Event: 8/28/2018 1326 hours

Location of Event: Washburn Rd/Sarno Rd

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at approximately 1:30PM, Melbourne police officers responded to the intersection of Washburn Rd and Sarno Rd regarding a multi-vehicle crash involving three vehicles. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a vehicle leaving Washburn Rd was struck and by two vehicles on Sarno Rd. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle from Washburn Rd succumbed to injuries sustained upon impact. No other drivers were injured.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Melbourne Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit is asking any potential witnesses with relevant information to contact Ofc Whitright #316 at 321-608-6731(MPD1).

Victim:
Leonard Robert Farnung III
WM, 3/24/1949
Melbourne, Fl

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