Sunday, October 19, 2008

Two Deaths In Hendry Crash

Two Die In Canal

LABELLE, FL. --  Janthina Vanessa Tommie, 30 of Boynton Beach died on northbound State Road 833 approximately 3.5 miles north of Pine Cone Lane when her 2007 Toyota crashed Saturday Morning.  Also dead is Bobbie Copeland, 19 also of Boyton Beach, Florida.

For unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled northeast onto the east grass shoulder, continued north along the east grass shoulder. Tommie overcorrected northeast, re-entered the northbound lane, continued northwest across the southbound lane and then entered the west grass shoulder.

Tommie traveled northwest towards a canal, entered the canal as it overturned onto its roof and came to final rest in the canal, faced east and on its roof. Tommie and the rear passenger submerged with the vehicle. As a result, they both suffered fatal injuries. Neither Tommie nor Copeland were wearing seat belts, according to the FHP report.

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