5 Fla. firefighters injured, other driver killed in apparatus collision

Investigators said the apparatus was rear-ended by a vehicle going about 80 miles per hour


Patricio G. Balona
The Daytona Beach News-Journal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — An Ormond Beach woman was killed when her vehicle struck a fire truck from behind, flipping the fire engine to its side and injuring five firefighters, Daytona Beach police said.

The crash that killed the 52-year-old woman occurred at 5:19 p.m. Saturday near Halifax Health Medical Center at Clyde Morris and International Speedway boulevards, said Daytona Beach police spokesman Messod Bendayan.

Police say a fire apparatus was flipped to its side when it was rear-ended by another vehicle Saturday. Five firefighters were injured and the driver of the other vehicle was killed.
Police say a fire apparatus was flipped to its side when it was rear-ended by another vehicle Saturday. Five firefighters were injured and the driver of the other vehicle was killed. (Photo/Daytona Beach Police Department via MCT)

Bendayan said traffic homicide investigators believe the woman was traveling 80 mph in a Pontiac in the southbound lanes of Clyde Morris Boulevard when she hit the tail end of a Daytona Beach fire truck.

The impact flipped the fire engine occupied by five firefighters to its side. The injured firefighters inside the truck called for help, Bendayan said.

The fire truck was trying to cross the southbound lanes of Clyde Morris Boulevard when it was struck from behind by the Pontiac, Bendayan said.

The firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene of the crash.

The Ormond Beach woman was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center where she died, Bendayan said.

No charges are expected in this case, Bendayan said.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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