A 16-year-old Boca Raton teenager has been confirmed dead after losing control of a car and crashing into a pickup truck, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened in the 8000 block of Glades Road in Boca Raton.
The girl was driving a 2006 Kia Rio westbound on Glades Road, near the Florida Turnpike access road. She lost control of the car after driving through a mild bend on the roadway. The car rotated off the roadway and ended up striking a pickup truck with the driver’s side door, the sheriff’s office said in a report.
The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say she was wearing a seat belt and there was no evidence that either drugs or alcohol played a part in the accident.
The pickup driver suffered minor injuries and is currently in a stable condition in Delray Medical Center. He was the only occupant in the truck.
Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, according to the report.
The Olympics Heights Community High School Choral Department issued the statement below:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim, a talented junior in the Olympic Heights Theatre Department who lost her life in the crash.”
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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