Down near Clearwater, Florida, Mike Ball was tending his bar when he U.S. 19 got loud. The WTSP news link may still be live.
He saw the fatal car accident. A GMC truck and Silverado collided, and the latter flew into a van. As Mike put it, "The cars went bam, bam, bam as they hit each other. It was scary, like something out of the movies."
Two dead and five to hospitals.
Our namesake owns the bar across the highway from the scene. There are several bars listed. I may never know which is Mike's.