Blair Leafey of St. Lucie County was killed after crashing into a tractor-trailer just one mile away from her school, authorities said.
Blair Leafey, an 18-year-old senior at St. Lucie County High School, was killed when her 2002 Honda CRV crashed near Western Highway 53 and Northeast Road. The girl was going around a bend and lost control of her vehicle, St. Lucie State Patrol officials told the press. The girl’s SUV went into the eastbound lanes where it was struck by a tractor-trailer. The impact of the collision sent her SUV down an embankment.
Paramedics transported her to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries. The 42-year old truck driver sustained minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts at the time, authorities said.
Leafey, who was named her high school’s homecoming queen earlier this year, was remembered as one of the most popular personalities at the 1,000-student school in, classmates told FHP.
“Obviously it was sad,” a student told the station. “No high school student can expect that to happen.”
Some students, meanwhile, told the station that the location where the girl lost control of her SUV is a sharp curve that can be dangerous.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving an teenager, which ultimately, resulted in the death of Blair Leafey. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of Blair Leafey can have a closure. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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