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Rollover crash kills DeLand accountant Parke Teal
Single-vehicle crash also critically injures DeBary man
By Pat Andrews
posted May 15, 2011 - 12:47:09pm
Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Lankford Funeral Home, 220 E. New York Ave. in DeLand. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at First Baptist Church of DeLand, 725 N. Woodland Blvd., with interment to follow at DeLand Memorial Gardens, 600 E. Beresford Ave.
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Lankford was in charge.
A single-vehicle crash on State Road 472 at U.S. Highway 17-92 near DeLand killed prominent DeLand accountant Parke Teal, 57, and critically injured Mark Hebert of DeBary, 54, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
The SUV struck a curb and rolled over as it entered S.R. 472 from U.S. Highway 17-92 around 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said it was unclear who was driving the 1995 Chevy Suburban when the SUV's right-side tires struck the curb of the ramp.
The driver apparently overcorrected twice, driving off the roadway and then across the eastbound lanes of S.R. 472. Then, the SUV went up an embankment and rolled over several times before coming to rest on the grass south of the road, Montes said.
Both men were ejected from the vehicle. Teal was dead at the scene. Hebert was taken to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach in critical condition.
Neither man was wearing a seat belt, Montes said.
Teal was well-known in West Volusia, particularly for his support of and contributions to the arts. He is credited with helping put the Museum of Florida Art in DeLand on a strong financial footing while serving on the museum's board of directors.
"I really feel like Parke, inside, had the heart of an artist. He saw possibilities," museum Executive Director Jennifer Coolidge said.
Teal had served as president of both the Museum of Florida Art and the Cultural Arts Center, and for many years was treasurer of the museum.
He was a graduate of the University of Alabama, and had been a practicing CPA in DeLand since 1983.
The crash is still under investigation.
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