According to the Florida Highway Patrol, one person, driving a Kia Forte was killed in a car crash on U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys.
It was reported that the crash happened at mile marker 60 on the Over Seas Highway. It says a 73-year-old driver of a 2015 Kia Forte heading south on the highway. It then drifted into the northbound lane and into the path of a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by a 43-year-old Osleme Etienne of Key West.
The FHP identified that the Kia driver as Valerie Elizabeth Taylor, who was pronounced dead at the scene was from Long Key, about five miles north of the crash.
Etienne and a passenger in the van, 44-year-old Marie Remercy also from Key West, were taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. It was reported that they are listed in stable condition.
A 2002 Honda Accord driven by a 19-year-old Reynaldo Martin of Homestead, was traveling behind the Kia. The front of the Honda hit the rear right side of the Kia after the initial crash, according to the FHP report. Martin and his three passengers were not injured.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the FHP.
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “Our hearts go out the victims, families and everyone that will be affected by this awful crash in the Keys. We hope that FHP and quickly determine the cause of the crash. We also advise all victims or families to reach out to an experienced car crash attorney.”
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