The former top lawyer for the Palm Beach County School District has been cited in a crash west of Lantana that sent a car into a canal and killed Kemisha Jeune, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
The 66-year old, who lives west of Lake Worth, was at a red light on Winston Trails Boulevard and was turning right onto Hypoluxo Road when her Honda Fit collided with a Nissan Altima traveling west on Hypoluxo, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.
The Altima then struck a Toyota Tacoma driven by Kemisha Jeune, 20, of Wellington, who lost control and went through a metal guardrail and into a canal, where her car overturned, according to a report.
Jeune was pulled from the water in critical condition, the report said. The sheriff’s office said she was later confirmed dead.
The 66-year old, and the another victim listed in the report as Patrick Cajuste of Delray Beach, received minor injuries.
In a court hearing, the 66-year old was declared at fault and cited for violating a traffic signal, according to court records. The court suspended her license for six months, fined her $1,000 and ordered that she attend 12 hours of driving school.
The 66-year old said she never saw the Altima before striking Jeune’s car and sending it into the canal, and was shaken to later learn the woman died.
“So terrible,” she said. She said she had pulled over after the initial impact, and when she saw emergency vehicles some 100 yards away, “I thought it was another accident.”
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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