Tragic Interstate 95 Crash Kills Man and Injures Woman in Boca Raton, Florida (FL)
BOCA RATON, FL- Palmbeachpost.com writes that a crash on Interstate 95 left one man dead this week in Boca Raton. The incident occurred during the evening when a southbound pickup truck collided with the back of a parked sedan on the shoulder of the interstate. The man who had been driving the sedan was standing outside of the car and was killed by the impact.*
The victim was identified as a 63-year-old man from Boca Raton. A 52-year-old woman who was inside of the car was thrown from the vehicle in the impact and landed on the roadside. Reports indicate that she was in critical condition from her injuries. The driver operating the truck was a 27-year-old man from Jupiter. Police do not know why the man drove off the side of the road and struck the car. Reports state that the cause of the wreck is still being investigated. The authorities did not include details about the crash, such as the names of the victims, the make or model of the vehicles, or whether anyone involved was suspected of having used drugs or alcohol.
The report signals a shift in what officials are willing to disclose about car crashes. In 2018, the state altered its constitution to include a provision allowing victims and the families of victims to have their names withheld from any public reports or records. According to a statement released by the Florida Highway Patrol, the state’s constitution protects crime victims from the release of any information that could allow others to locate them, or that could be used to harass the victim or victims.
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