Sunday, August 11, 2013

2 Killed At Red Light Camera Intersection In Cocoa Beach

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- On Saturday, August 10, 2013 at approximately 10:23pm, Cocoa Beach Police responded to a crash at the intersection of North Atlantic Avenue  (State Road A1A) and South Shepard Drive.

The crash involved a pickup truck and two pedestrians who were attempting to cross SR A1A. One of the pedestrians was transported to Cape Canaveral Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.   The other pedestrian was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the pick-up truck, 33-year-old Robert Coffman of Cape Canaveral, was not injured. Police are not releasing the names of the victims pending notification of next of kin. 

The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

The intersection is one of three in Cocoa Beach that is monitored by red light cameras 24-hours a day.  The cameras, operated by American Traffic Solutions, capture images of every vehicle entering an intersection after the traffic signal is already red. 

Anyone with information pertinent to this investigation is urged to contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at (321)868-3251.