A driver has been charged with DUI manslaughter in a wreck that killed a western North Carolina woman who was on vacation in Florida.
Elizabeth Braly, 45, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday in the town of Daytona Beach Shores. Florida Highway Patrol officials said Braly was walking with her family when a drunk driver plowed through a toll booth and hit her.
A driver was ambushed inside a vehicle Thursday morning by his passenger's husband and was later struck and killed by a car in New Smyrna Beach, according to police. New Smyrna Beach police said Darrell Fitzwater, 38, and his girlfriend, Donna Lynam, were driving westbound on State Road 44 at 6 a.m. when Lynam's husband, Donald, came out of hiding from the back of the van and attacked Fitzwater. Fitzwater stopped on State Road 44 and continued fighting with Donald Lynam.
A vehicular collision on I-4 left one girl dead on Sunday.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, a four-door Nissan merged into a Jeep on I-4 westbound in Volusia County. The Jeep overturned on the highway as a result of the impact.
Brandie Howard, 17, was in the passenger seat of the Jeep and suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash, according to police. The driver, 19-year-old Kaley Terry, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Halifax Medical Center.
Gage Beland, 12, of Lake Odessa remained in critical condition Thursday after he crashed during a motorcycle flat track race in Florida Monday.
The crash happened at the Volusia Speedway, about 25 miles west of Daytona Beach.
“A rider went down and when Gage came out of the corner, he hit that rider’s bike,” aunt Becky Cole said. “He was ejected from his bike. And when he landed they figured the impact was so severe, it shut everything down.”