The Florida Highway Patrol and the PalmBeachPost.com are reporting that Judith Verrett, 65, of Mississippi, was killed Friday morning in a car and truck crash involving three vehicles.
The accident occurred on the Florida Turnpike, SR-91, near Jupiter.
The FHP says that for an undetermined reason, a Chevy Tahoe driven by Alexander Verrett, 70, of Gulfport, MS, drove into a Highway Maintenance Vehicle stopped on the west shoulder of SR-91. The Tahoe overturned after the collision. Parts from the crash hit a tractor trailer driven by Luis Diaz. The PalmBeachPost, however, says the big rig hit the Tahoe, causing that vehicle to turn over.
Alexander Verrett sustained critical injuries. Judith Verrett was killed. Three other passengers in the Tahoe were seriously injured. The driver of the maintenance truck suffered minor injuries. The tractor trailer driver was not hurt.
The accident remains under investigation.
We at DeBerard Injury attorney wish the best for everyone involved in this accident. That includes the victims, their families, and their friends. In the case of a fatality, a wrongful death claim may exist if a party to an accident was negligent.