PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Two New York seniors were killed and a female passenger seriously injured when a vehicle collided with a vehicle that ran a red light near Boca Raton Wednesday morning, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. the office said.
The intersection of US 7/U.S. 441 and Kimberley Road was closed for about five hours after the crash at about 10:30 am.
According to PBSO, no names have been identified other than the surviving Boca Raton resident, Jamie Jos Gomez Escovedo, 35. In his 2016 Grand Cherokee Jeep, he drove south on the outside lane of US 441 approaching Kimberley, ignoring a red light. Alcohol/drugs were checked next to the driver’s name on the PBSO report.
An 82-year-old man driving a 2021 Nissan Rogue was heading west through the Kimberley, attempting to cross a green intersection.
Jeep collides with Nissan.The front of the Jeep collides hard with the passenger side of the Nissan, rolls over violently while rolling in a southwest direction, and finally stops upside down at the southwest corner of the intersection.
The jeep proceeded southwest, making a clockwise turn, before finally coming to a stop within the southbound lane of the intersection.
The Nissan driver and a 79-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by the PBFR. A female passenger from Boca Raton was rescued by her PBFR using her Life Jaw and taken to Delray Medical Center with her life-threatening injuries.