U.S. 1 Car Accident Kills One, Injures Others

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a 49-year-old Palm Bay woman was killed in a two-vehicle car accident in Melbourne late Wednesday, April 12, 2012. The deadly car accident happened at about 8:30 p.m. as a silver Dodge Intrepid was traveling north on U.S. 1 and attempted to make a turn at the intersection of Masterson Street, according to Melbourne Police traffic investigators. Investigators said that the unidentified driver of the Intrepid turned left into the path of a Toyota Tundra heading south on U.S. 1. The passenger in the Intrepid died from her injuries in the car accident. Evidently, the crash was so violent, Melbourne firefighters had to cut the dead woman from the wreckage. It is unknown at this time whether the dead woman was wearing a seatbelt. The occupants of the Tundra also sustained personal injuries as a result of the car accident.