The Florida Southern University swim team remains in grief today after understanding of the fatality of freshman William Mintner after he was struck by an automobile on Sunday.
The information of Mintner’s death, according to a short article in the Lakeland, Fla., paper The Ledger case that Mintner was lying in the middle of the road on US Highway 98 Sunday at 2 a.m. when two vehicles approached his reportedly unconscious physical body. The initial auto swerved to avoid striking Mintner and did well, while the vehicle driver of the second auto was not able to relocate time. The 2nd vehicle hit Mintner, and paramedics rushed Mintner to the healthcare facility. He was declared dead at 2:25 a.m.
Authorities are still attempting to recognize just what created Mintner to be lying in the middle of the road during the time of the event, however the post in The Journal states a 911 telephone call was made mins before the crash asserting that Mintner showed up intoxicated.
Mintner pertained to Florida Southern College from Ocklawaha, concerning 80 miles north of the university. According to Mintner’s biography on the team’s site, he was a regional qualifier in the 100 as well as 200 freestyles in senior high school.
Mintner contended in the initial two dual fulfills for Florida Southern versus Tampa and also Florida Technology, finishing sixth in the 200 butterfly in both meets.