BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – A multi – car accident earlier this week morning killed two people, injured one and is believed to be responsible for another pile-up, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. 19 year old Daniela Torres of Boca Raton was northbound on I-95 on her way home from work at a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale when she changed lanes and rear-ended a slower-moving vehicle occupied by three people. That vehicle was pushed onto the shoulder and rolled over and its driver and front-seat passenger were ejected from the car. The front seat passenger, a Pompano Beach resident, was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was transported to Delray Beach Community Medical center, where he too was pronounced dead.
Calvin Braggs, the back seat passenger was also transported to Delray Community Medical Center for emergency medical treatment.
Torres, who was not injured, was interviewed by troopers at the scene and picked up by her father.
As work crews cleaned up after the fatal crash, three other vehicles were involved in at least one secondary crash, according to Lt. Tim Frith of the Florida Highway Patrol. No one was injured in that accident.
The cause of the fatal crash is believed to be Torres’ lane change, Frith said.
FHP said the names of the two people killed are being withheld until their families have been notified.
This Boca Raton car accident could have been avoided. As in most Florida auto accidents, driver error is usually to blame.
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