A Martin County woman was arrested in connection with a deadly accident that claimed the lives of two young sisters.
A 33-year old, has been charged with eight felony counts related to the accident. the charges are two counts of manslaughter, four counts of endangering a child, one count of aggravated assault and one count of tampering with evidence.
She was taken into custody and transported to jail in Hobe Sound. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.
The official complaint against her claims that she was using her cellphone at the time the crash occurred and had deleted text messages to try and hide that fact from investigators.
The accident killed a five-year-old girl and nine-month-old toddler.
According to the FHP, the 42-year old mother had just picked up her daughter, a kindergarten student at Port Salerno School, and was heading home on Hobe Sound just north of Indiantown when she was rear-ended by a Dodge pickup driven by the 33-year old.
The collision forced the 42-year old woman’s SUV into oncoming traffic, and the SUV was struck on the passenger side by a Chevrolet pickup.
Both children died at the scene.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in two fatalities. 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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