Teen Killed in Rollover Crash

Florida (September 25, 2011)  A 16 year-old passenger was tragically killed in a rollover accident on I-95 near Exit 138-Indrio Road Sunday night after being ejected from the vehicle.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol a Ford Expedition, driven by Midialia Rodriguez, was traveling south with 5 passengers when the vehicle swerved into the center median.  The Expedition overturned in the center grass median, ejecting  two of the passengers.

One of the ejected passengers, David Benitez was thrown from the vehicle into the northbound lanes of I-95, where he was struck by Chevy Colbalt and a Ford Mustang.  David Benitez died from his injuries.

Donia Otano, 14, the other passenger ejected from the vehicle, was trapped underneath the overturned Expedition.  Otano is in critical condition and was rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Authorities say both of the passengers were not wearing seat belts.

The driver, Midialia Rodriguez and two other passengers were injured and transported to the Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating this fatal accident.

3 Thoughts on “Teen Killed in Rollover Crash

  1. THE BENITEZ AND OTANO FAMILY IS LIVING A NIGHTMARE, THE FAMILY IS DEVASTADED. DUNIA, AND HER GRANDFATHER ARE STILL HOSPITALIZED. MIDIALA RECEIVED MANY STITCHES, AND WAS RECENTLY RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.
    ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY THEY WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERY PERSON THAT STOPPED AND HELPED. THE PEOPLE THAT HELPED LIFT THE EXPEDITION FROM DUNIA’S LEGS, AND HELPED MIDIALA WITH DAVID.

    THE FAMILY REACHES OUT AND THANKS ALL THE BRAVE PEOPLE THAT HELPED DURING THIS HORRIFIC MOMENT, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

    • Ana Arteaga on September 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm said:

      David and Brenda were my students merely 2 years ago. I am so sad and I will pray for Brenda and her mom.
      May God bless you dear David.
      Miss Art

  2. Anamaria Armendariz on October 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm said:

    Midiala is my tia, David & Brenda are my cousins although we live in different states and I didn’t spend time with my cousins I remember Midiala and her love for her children. This is such a tragety and my heart goes out to my tia my tio David, and my cousin Brenda. I wish I could have made it out to FL to be with y’all at this time in your lives. My love goes out to the family and congregation in this sad loss. We all wait for the day when Jehovah wakes up my dear cousin. Love you!

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