Teen Killed after being Ejected From Vehicle

Florida (March 25, 2012)  A 15 year-old boy died in a two vehicle crash on I-95 south Sunday night in Melbourne.  The fatal accident occurred around 11:45 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 188- Pineda Causeway, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Zachary Roy, 16, was driving a Chevy Tahoe south on Interstate 95 with five teenage passengers when the tire on the rear of the vehicle separated.  Roy lost control of the Tahoe and struck a 2012 Mazda, driven by Ronald D’Haeseleer.  The impact caused both vehicles to go off the left side of Interstate.  The Tahoe overturned several times, the Mazda continue to travel off the left grass shoulder coming to rest in the woods.

Brandon Fritz, 15, a student at Eau Gallie High was ejected from the Tahoe and killed.  The driver of the Tahoe, Zachary Roy and the remaining four passengers, Lucious McKay, Dymond Thomas, Michael McCauley and Alexander Hartfield were seriously injured and transported to Holmes Regional Hospital.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol Fritz, Thomas, McCauley and Hartfield were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Ronald D’Haeseleer, 55, and his passenger, Alexander D’Haeseleer sustained minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol are still investigating the fatal accident and do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the crash.

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