Three people have been killed – including a couple and a teenager– in a crash in Indian County.
The crash happened on Interstate 95 in Indian River County. According to Florida Highway Patrol’s report, investigations at the scene revealed that the crash was as a result of wrong-way driving. The crash happened when a teen driver crossed a grassy median and hit another car head-on in the southbound lanes. The driver died in the crash.
The other driver of the car in the accident, Michele Maugeri, was driving the southbound vehicle with his parents in the same car as passengers when they were hit head-on by another car.
The parents that were passengers, Sebastiana, 78, and Gregorio Maugeri, 76, died in the crash. Michele Maugeri is still recovering in the hospital.
Friends, family, and neighbors who knew the couple, living in Barefoot Bay describe them as a fun loving couple. They were known for singing karaoke, dancing, laughing and loving life. “Gregorio was like, the biggest joker,” an in-law, Diane Scherl said. “Both of them were funny. They were lovable.” “He’ll make you laugh in one second. He made me laugh,” their 13-year-old grandson, Anthony, added.
The two were inseparable their whole lives, up to the very end, a family said. The family is still in shock over their sudden death. Alcohol has been ruled out as a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate accident on the Florida Turnpike: “This is a tragic accident for everyone involved. Hopefully the police can determine why this young driver was on the wrong side of the road to help bring closure to the victim’s family. Please be careful whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation to find out what are your rights”.
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