10/12/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Lake Hamilton, FL—One person was killed and another was listed in “extremely critical” condition after a violent Monday afternoon, October 11, 2010 crossover accident. The fatal head-on collision, which involved a sport utility vehicle and car, occurred along Lake Hatchineha Road in Lake Hamilton, according to information provided by the News Chief.
Reports indicated 39-year-old Audrey S. Yutzy was driving her 2000 Ford Explorer westbound on Lake Hatchineha Road around 1:45 p.m. As Yutzy’s SUV drew closer to the intersection with Detour Road, however, it veered over the centerline and into the path of oncoming traffic.
Yutzy’s SUV then slammed head-on into 84-year-old Margaret Shaughnessy’s 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis. The collision caused the Explorer to roll over, eventually coming to a rest on its side. Yutzy was ejected on impact.
While emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were dispatched to the crash scene, Shaughnessy’s traumatic injuries proved fatal before she could be rushed to a hospital for treatment.
According to authorities from the Polk County Sherriff’s Office, Yutzy was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center to be treated for her particularly critical injuries.
The road the accident occurred on, and possibly others near it, remained closed as of 6:08 p.m. Monday. A full investigation into the deadly two-vehicle wreck was expected to be underway. It was not stated if speed and/or alcohol were suspected factors.
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