Key Largo, FL – A severe vehicle collision taking place Saturday .afternoon at 1:55 p.m. leaves a man dead and his wife in critical condition.
Lt. Kathleen McKinney with the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the deceased was identified as 80-year old Allen Rosenthal, and his wife 75-year old Linda Rosenthal is in critical condition. She was flown to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami
Rosenthal was traveling in the right-hand lane on U.S.1 in his 2016 Lexus southbound near mile marker 97 when he went in the direct path of a GMC pickup truck after making a left turn. The driver of the GMC, 38-year old Hal Halenza struck the driver’s side of the Lexus when he could not stop in time to avoid Rosenthal. Halenza and his passenger 43-year old Eddy Philippe suffered minor injuries.
Homicide investigations found that alcohol was not related to the crash.