Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2 Killed In Brevard County Fiery Crash

COCOA, Florida -- A yet-to-be identified person from Cocoa, Florida was driving a 2007 Ford F150 eastbound on State Road 520 in the left turn lane to travel onto State Road 524.  Meanwhile, 27-year-old Jarison Rodriguez of Apopka, Florida was driving a 1998 Audi A8 westbound on SR 520 in the left lane.


According to FHP reports, the driver of the Ford attempted to turn left onto SR 524 and traveled into the direct path of the Audi.  After the vehicles collided, the Ford overturned on its right side, struck a sign on the median, and then a stop sign at the corner of the intersection of SR 520 and SR 524.  The Ford then caught on fire.


Also after the impact, the Audi overturned on its left side - ejecting 22-year-old Wendymary Artiles, also of Apopka, from the vehicle.


The driver of the Ford and Artiles both died as a result of the crash. 
Rodriguez was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida where he is listed in critical condition.