Saturday, April 5, 2014

Woman Killed In Brevard County Crash

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 68-year-old Viera woman has died following a crash that occurred just before 3 p.m. today on State Road 407 near the intersection of State Road 528.


Rita Cole was driving a 2011 Lexus westbound on State Road 407.  Meanwhile, 29-year-old Levi Kelley of New Smyrna Beach was driving a 2000 Toyota pickup eastbound on State Road 407

According to FHP, for an unknown reason, Cole attempted to pass another vehicle in front of her in a "No Passing Zone."  As the Lexus traveled into the eastbound lanes, a van in front of the Toyota was able to move out of the way.  However, Kelley did not have enough time to react to avoid the Lexus.  The front of the Lexus then struck the front of the Toyota.

Kelley was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center where he is in critical condition.  Cole died and was transported the Brevard County Medical Examiner's Office.