A 56-year-old Gulf Breeze, Florida, woman died on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 26, when an 18-year-old male from Franktown, Colorado, struck her car at the intersection of State Road 30 and County Road 191 in Santa Rosa County.
The Florida Highway Patrol determined that the accident occurred around 3:35 p.m. when the teenager who was traveling east on SR 30 approached the intersection of CR 191 and failed to stop at a red light.
The woman had been stopped in her 1999 BMW at a red light at CR191 and began to accelerate when her light turned green. The teen failed to notice the changing light on SR30 and proceeded into the intersection.
The front of the teen’s 2003 Honda van struck the woman’s two-door BMW.
The victim was transported to Baptist Hospital in Gulf Breeze, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Neither the van’s driver nor his passenger, aged 43, were seriously injured. There are conflicting reports about whether or not the van’s driver was wearing a seatbelt, though the victim and van passenger both were wearing seatbelts.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Alcohol is not belived to be a factor in the crash.
The Honda van sustained $5,000 in damages, and the victim’s vehicle sustained $15,000 in damages, reports NFWDailyNews.com.
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