ORMOND BEACH — A 43-year-old man named Vincent Graziano from Port Orange was killed as another driver was driving 30 miles above the speed limit hit his car head on Sunday night.
The speeding driver was a 21-year old man from St. Augustine. Graziano died at the scene.
A 14-year old girl and an 11-year-old boy, Graziano’s children, were taken to Halifax Hospital by EVAC with no life-threatening injuries, reported Walker.
21-year-old Cameron Morris of St. Augustine was reported to have been driving recklessly. He too was taken along with his passenger, Dalton Hicks were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center.
At about 9:30 p.m., Morris was driving a silver 2006 BMW heading north on South Atlantic when Kasey Ervin, 17, was driving a 2008 Mazda headed north as well. Ervin was struck from behind by Morris as she attempted to get into the left-turn lane to go onto River beach Drive. Morris was driving at 65 mph when the speed limit was 35 mph, 30 mph above the speed limit, stated the report.
Morris’ BMW was tossed into the southbound lane of South Atlantic Avenue due to the tremendous force of the impact. At the same time, Graziano was heading southbound when Morris hit him head on.
Reports state that 15-year old Jessie Ervin and 18-year old Sarah Leek was both passengers of the 2008 Mazda. Neither of them suffered injuries and were not transported to the hospital.
There was a suspicion of it being an alcohol-related accident. A blood sample was collected from Morris, stated the reports.
Fernando Becerra, a witness of the accident, stated that the BMW was driving recklessly and crashed into the SUV’s rear end as he attempted to go around the traffic. Following that, the BMW crashed into Graziano’s vehicle head-on on Southbound lane.
Becerra stated: “One victim was airlifted to the hospital”.
The ones who responded to the scene were Volusia County Fire Rescue and Ormond Beach Fire Department.
No charges have been made yet as the crash remains under investigation. More details will be provided later as the case develops.