Driver Dead After Colliding with DBFD Truck
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
A deadly crash left a 52-year-old Ormond Beach woman dead, and five City of Daytona Beach firefighters hurt Saturday, March 6.
Officers with the Daytona Beach Police Department were called to the scene just after 5 p.m. by members of the Daytona Beach Fire Department, who were inside the fire truck when it flipped over.
According to a release, Engine 4 from the Daytona Beach Fire Department overturned following impact with another vehicle involved, a silver Pontiac.
Investigators from the DBPD Traffic Homicide Unit believe the Pontiac was going around 80 MPH, in the southbound lanes of North Clyde Morris Boulevard as it hit the tail end of the DBFD truck just before the intersection of West International Speedway Boulevard / U.S. 92, causing it to flip over.
The DBFD truck had left the parking lot of the West Marine store nearby and was struck by the Pontiac while attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Clyde Morris to head north on Clyde Morris.
Paramedics took the driver of the Pontiac to HHMC, where she later passed away from her injuries shortly after arrival. Officers have since notified the woman’s next of kin. The five firefighters in the fire truck suffered minor injuries and were treated on the scene.
No charges are expected at this time.
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