Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, February 26, 1976


Excessive speed along AlA in Flagler Beach resulted in the death of a Flagler Beach man Thursday night.

Serge Lilavois, 33, was reported to have been traveling north on AlA at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour before his car flipped, partially throwing him from the car and pinning him under the wreckage.

Skid marks indicated the vehicle had a flat left front tire which might have blown out while the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed causing the accident.

In a report to the Flagler Beach Police Department given by Pat Rogers. James Kment and Rogers were traveling south on AlA when they were passed by the victims car, which was headed north.

Rogers said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and he and Kment turned around to follow the car and witnessed the car overturn.

According to the report, the victim had a faint pulse when the two witnesses arrived at the scene but faded away in about three minutes.

Lilavois was believed to be dead at the scene when Sgt. Rob Newbury and Chief Charles Robson, of the Flagler Beach Police Department arrived.

Within seconds after the officers arrived, Robert Creal, EMT, from the Flagler Beach Fire Department, confirmed the death.

The victim’s vehicle was approaching a curve on AlA by the Flagler Beach State Park when an apparent blow out caused the car to travel out of control before flipping over.

The car traveled 320 feet around the curve, another 40 feet on the road and then skidded 178 feet completely out of control before hitting a bank and being turned over on the car’s roof.