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Man dies after I-4 wreck

An Ormond Beach man was fatally injured when he was thrown from his vehicle after it overturned on Interstate 4, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.
/ Source: News-Journal Online.com

An Ormond Beach man was fatally injured when he was thrown from his vehicle after it overturned on Interstate 4, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.

David Vincent Essig, 46, was airlifted to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach after the 10:15 p.m. accident Sunday but died shortly afterward, FHP Sgt. Kim Montes said.

Essig was eastbound in the center lane of I-4 just west of the State Road 472 exit near Deltona when he tried to change lanes. Essig tried to move over into the inside lane and then back into the outside lane but lost control, Montes said.

The sport utility vehicle, a Honda Pilot, slid on the shoulder of the road and overturned, ejecting Essig, who was not wearing a seat belt, Montes said.

Results of an alcohol test on Essig are pending.

Rescue workers rushing to the scene Sunday night found a child car seat thrown from the vehicle. Because Essig was unconsious, emergency workers searched for a child at the crash scene. There were no children in the vehicle with Essig, Montes said.