UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: Jennifer Otto, 21, of Pompano Beach, died when a truck heading the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Ormond Beach crashed into the car she was a passenger in, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Otto and driver Maria Stengel, 29, of Boca Raton, were both wearing their seat belts in a 2013 Toyota Prius at the time of the crash and neither was under the influence of alcohol, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Alex Jamison, 28, of Simpsonville, S.C., was not wearing a seat belt in his 2007 Ford pickup when he hit the women’s vehicle head on. Results are pending if Jamison was under the influence of alcohol are the time of the crash.
Stengel suffered serious injuries and was transported to Halifax Medical Center, the highway patrol said. Jamison suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Halifax Medical Center. Otto’s family has been notified of her death.
Jamison was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-95 and hit Stengel’s vehicle, the highway patrol said. Jamison’s vehicle overturned, but he was able to get out on his own. The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.
Original story: A 21-year-old woman died after a truck heading the wrong way on Interstate 95 crashed into the car she was a passenger in.
The accident happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday in Ormond Beach, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper told News6.
Alex Jamison, 28, of Simpsonville, S.C., was driving the truck north in the southbound lanes when he crashed into a Toyota Prius. The driver of the Prius was Maria Stengel, 29, of Boca Raton, FHP troopers told News6. She suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.
The identity of the deceased woman has not yet been released.
FHP told News6 that an investigation is underway.
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