06/01/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Ponce Inlet, FL—A boat collision at an aqueous Memorial Day hot spot took the lives of a father and his pregnant daughter Monday, May 31, 2010. The tragic two-boat wreck happened near Disappearing Island in Volusia County, Florida, as reported by ClickOrlando.com.
Reports indicated 46-year-old Cyril Holley and his 19-year-old daughter Madison Holley were riding in a vessel when the unthinkable occurred. Another boat seemingly hurdled over Holley’s watercraft, crashing on top of it. Additional family members and friends reportedly occupied the second vessel involved.
According to witness Ryan Yadav, “The larger boat was just jumping off waves… I think it just took too much speed on and went right over. Cut the awning right off.”
FWC Spokesperson Joy Hill noted the crash occurred directly across from a United States Coast Guard (USCG) station.
Both Cyril and Madison Holley suffered fatal injuries in the boat collision. Madison Holley was apparently expected to give birth in two weeks. Her unborn child was also killed in the boating accident.
Reports stated two others were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The father of the unborn child was also allegedly onboard one of the vessels involved in the wreck. However, it was not disclosed if he was amongst those who received medical attention.
Investigations into the fatal Ponce Inlet boat crash are expected to be underway.
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