Three people, including a teenage bicyclist, were killed in Osceola County crashes last week.
The three mishaps occurred between Nov. 21 and 22, authorities said.
Florida’s Turnpike crash
On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, Themla Domingo, from Indiantown, Fla., was killed when she was thrown from a 2003 Ford Explorer after an accident on Florida’s Turnpike.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the Explorer was traveling southbound on the turnpike with 10 people, including five children, at about 11:50 a.m. The driver, Amabilia Bernado Perez, 29, of Indiantown, said another automobile, only described as a passenger vehicle, abruptly changes lanes and she swerved to avoid contact.
The Ford SUV then left the roadway and overturned, rolling multiple times, and ejected multiple passengers, troopers said.
Domingo was pronounced dead on scene.
The rest of the passengers were transported to a local hospital.
Perez, who suffered minor injuries, said the occupants, who were all related, were headed home from Orlando.
Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call FHP at 407-737-2213.
St. Cloud fatality
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7:21 a.m., St. Cloud police responded to the intersection of 13th Street and Ohio Avenue in reference to a traffic crash between a vehicle and a bicyclist.
Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the Traffic Homicides Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.
The bicyclist, a 16-year-old male from St. Cloud, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
The driver of the vehicle cooperated with the investigation and there were no indications of impairment, police officials said.
The St. Cloud police report did not identify the driver or the victim as the investigation is ongoing.
At 6:15 a.m. on Nov. 21, the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash near Interstate 4 in Osceola County.
According a patrol report, John Gale, 41, was driving a 2018 box truck westbound on State Road 417 exit ramp to I-4. Traffic was congested due to another crash in the area.
For an unknown reason, Gale failed to slow down as he approached the rear of a second box truck being driven by Mark Fogelman, 54, of St. Petersberg. Gale’s truck then slammed into the back of Fogelman’s vehicle.
Gale, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
Fogelman was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.