Youngest Graziano Son Dies Of Injuries From Car Wreck
Tonight, the Florida Highway Patrol announced that 24-year-old Michael Graziano died early this afternoon from injuries in an April 3rd wreck.
The Graziano's family attorney, George Tragos, spoke to the Tampa Bay Times.
"It's a devastating tragedy for a family that has already suffered more than their share of tragedy."
Graziano was the passenger in a speeding car whose driver tried to overtake a dump truck before dawn that day at Ulmerton and 66th Street in Pinellas County. The Volvo rear ended the truck, leaving Graziano in critical condition.
The Graziano family are not strangers to tragedy or car accidents. About 5 years ago, Michael's older brother John was the passenger in a speeding car driven by Hulk Hogan's son, Nick Bollea. John Graziano suffered severe brain damage when Bollea's car struck a tree and his family has been caring for the Iraq war veteran ever since.
The Grazianos sued the Bollea family to cover John's anticipated medical expenses and the case was settled out of court in 2010.
Michael was said to be instrumental in the care of his older brother, along with his mother Debra Graziano.
Troopers say alcohol and drugs did not appear to be factors in the crash that cost Michael Graziano his life. And neither Michael nor the driver of the car were wearing seatbelts when it happened.