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Thursday, May 13, 2010

FL Tower Causes Fatal Turnpike Rollover Crash

Here's the story from www.justicenewsflash.com:
Boynton Beach, FL—Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are investigating a fatal Boynton Beach crash that occurred on Monday, May 10, 2010. The deadly motor vehicle collision (MVC) involved a tow truck and van traveling south on Florida’s Turnpike, as reported by the Palm Beach Post.

Reports stated 42-year-old tow truck driver Mark Walter Edwards attempted to make an illegal U-turn when the incident occurred. Edwards apparently slowed down and turned into the median. Nonetheless, the rear of the tow truck remained stationed in the southbound traffic lanes. As a result, 32-year-old Anthony Giardina’s van smashed into the tow truck. On impact, the van began to roll.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews were dispatched to the scene to transport those injured to area hospitals. Unfortunately, Lake Worth resident Giardina succumbed to his severe injuries at the scene. While the driver of the tow truck managed to escape injury, 45-year-old passenger Todd Kocher did not. Kocher was reportedly taken to Delray Medical Center. His injuries were not specified.

Officials do not seem to suspect any controlled substances contributed to the motor vehicle wreck. According to the FHP, charges are pending the outcome of accident investigations.

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