A 24-year-old man faces multiple charges after a 15-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Greenacres, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said, the wreck occurred at Martin Avenue and 1st Street.
A 2002 Toyota Camry, driven by a 24-year-old of Greenacres, was traveling southbound on Martin Avenue and approaching 1st Street. The second vehicle, a 2010 Honda CRV, was traveling westbound on 1st Street approaching Martin Avenue.
The Honda CRV had the right of way through the intersection while the Camry approached a stop sign.
As the Honda CRV came through the intersection, the Camry ran the stop sign, hitting the CRV on the passenger side doors.
The CRV was rotated in the southwest direction and overturned.
A passenger in the CRV, Vanessa Matthew, 15, was ejected from the vehicle and landed near a house. Vanessa was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
After the wreck, the 24-year-old driver fled the scene on foot but was arrested behind the at 5283 Lake Worth Rd. Witnesses were able to identify the 24-year-old as the driver of the vehicle.
Palm Beach County Office said, the 24-year-old driver showed signs of impairment. DUI manslaughter charges are pending a blood test.
He is accused of leaving the scene of a crash causing death and not having a valid driver’s license in a crash involving death.
The Camry that the 24-year-old driver was driving was also reported stolen.
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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