20-Year-Old Dorathy Benjamin Currie Killed In Horrific Crash On Florida Turnpike
A 20-year-old Boca Raton woman was killed in a vehicle crash on Florida’s Turnpike, the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The woman was identified as Dorathy Benjamin Currie, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
According to FHP, Dorathy was a passenger in a Lexus SUV driven by a 20-year-old woman of Pembroke Pines.
The 20-year-old woman was southbound on the turnpike in the inside left lane, south of the Orange Blossom Trail interchange, when she had lost control of the vehicle at a curve. She veered into the median, spun out of control and struck a Toyota Corolla in the median. The SUV rolled over a nearby guardrail into northbound lanes and overturned twice.
Dorathy who was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out of the vehicle, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. The 20-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, as did a 17-year-old riding in the vehicle.
There were five additional people in the car, who suffered minor or no injuries. They included Sharon M. Dorclas, 18, of West Palm Beach, WPEC-12 reported.
The crash is not alcohol related, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
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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