Two High-School Students Die in Head-On Crash in Volusia County
Police with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office are saying that a fatal collision that happened in Deltona on Thursday, March 28th, was the result of excessive speeds. According to reports from deputies with this government agency, the incident occurred close to 10:45 in the evening and involved several individuals who were students at the Pine Ridge High School.
Shortly before the collision took place, a 17-year-old was driving a 1992 Honda Prelude down either Saxon Boulevard or Urbana Avenue. In the passenger seat of the Prelude was another 17-year-old. Both of these young people were students at Pine Ridge High School, a public high school located within Volusia County.
Deputies stated that after a preliminary investigation it is believed that the driver of the Prelude was piloting the vehicle at an excessive rate of speed, although it was not indicated what the limit in the area is nor what the authorities believe the speed of the vehicle to be. What we do know is that the driver of the prelude lost control of the vehicle as they neared the intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Urbana Avenue and crossed from the eastbound lanes into the westbound lanes.
At this same moment, a Nissan Maxima, driven by a 37-year-old, was traveling down the westbound lane of either Saxon Boulevard or Urbana Avenue. When the Prelude suddenly appeared before them, the driver of the Maxima was not able to respond in time and the two vehicles collided head-on.
Paramedics, EMTs, and other first responders rushed to the scene of the incident in order to tend to the injured. When they arrived, they found that the 17-year-old passenger in the Prelude had been killed instantly, while the driver of the Prelude had suffered from critical injuries. This individual was rushed to Central Florida Regional Hospital. They were pronounced dead sometime during the next day.
The 37-year-old driver of the Maxima suffered minor injuries in the accident and was able to be released from Central Florida Regional Hospital after treatment. Her passenger, a 13-year-old, was not injured in the incident.
Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office stated that there was no indication that alcohol or other impairing substances played any role in the incident and that all individuals involved were wearing their seatbelts.
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