Two Passengers Killed, Three Injured In Early Morning Crash
CLEWISTON, FL. -- An early Saturday morning crash involving a 2007 Chevrolet SUV left two passengers dead and left three others injured. The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash was alcohol related and is not sure at this time who the driver was.
23-year old Angelica Maldonado of Clewiston suffered serious injuries, and 23-year old Tarrence Wright of Clewiston, minor injuries along with 27-year old Demetrae Pearson of Clewiston.
35-year old Angie Cypress of Big Cypress Reservation was killed, as was 19-year old Johnny Everette of Clewiston. Both died on the scene. No one in the vehicle were wearing seat belts according to the accident report.
The vehicle was traveling north on Hendry C.R. 835 in the northbound travel lane just north of Hookers Point Road. For unknown reasons, it traveled in a northwesterly direction and exited the paved portion of the roadway, entered the grass shoulder at which time it appeared that the driver attempted to correct it's path.
However, according to the physical evidence, the FHP says the driver over corrected and began to travel in a northeasterly direction. As a result, it crossed over both lanes of C.R. 835, and began to overturn several times until coming to final rest on the east shoulder of C.R. 835 where it came to final rest facing west.
All occupants appeared to have been ejected from the vehicle. The injured occupants were transported to Hendry Regional Medical Center. The crash was investigated by Trooper Travis Parks and Corporal Allen Williams.