For the first time, one of the survivors of a violent and deadly Delray Beach crash spoke about the horrifying collision that gave her nightmares.
Natalia Barber was driving northbound on South Federal Highway in the right lane. She heard a loud crash that sounded like an explosion. When she looked to her left, she said the Chevy Silverado truck and the Dodge minivan were stuck together. They looked like a white wall coming at her.
Barber who was driving a Buick Encore and her teenage son in the front passenger seat.
Police said the driver of the Chevy slammed into the minivan going more than 100 miles per hour, instantly killing a family of four.
Veronica Raschiotto, her brother Jorge, and her two kids were all on vacation visiting family in Delray Beach. Barber didn’t realize the family was dead. She was focused on getting her son out of the car and finding a way out herself.
She got out of the passenger side after her son exited the car and never imagined what would come next.
“The devastation that he saw and I saw, it’s not anything that anybody should have to see,” said Barber. “That’s when we saw the impact and it was terrible.”
Raschiotto’s two children Mia and Diego, 6 and 8-years-old were also in the car. Barber said at the time she didn’t know there were children killed in the minivan, she said the car itself was crushed.
The driver of the Chevy truck, a 29-year old was arrested and is facing manslaughter and DUI charges. Delray Beach Police say he was under the influence from allegedly huffing dust off air cleaner.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in fatalities and serious injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. 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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