David Costa Killed In Palm Bay Traffic Crash

By  //  July 17, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – David Costa, 77, was pronounced dead at the hospital following after a mid-morning traffic crash at the intersection of San Filippo Drive and Community College Parkway, according to Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator.

David Costa, 77, was pronounced dead at the hospital following after a mid-morning traffic crash at the intersection of San Filippo Drive and Community College Parkway, according to Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator.

David Costa, 77, was pronounced dead at the hospital following after a mid-morning traffic crash at the intersection of San Filippo Drive and Community College Parkway, according to Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator.

Palm Bay Police patrol officers and fire-rescue responded to the report of the crash just after 10:30 a.m.

According to witnesses, Costa, who was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis and heading north on San Filippo Drive, ran the red light at Community College Parkway and hit the driver of a southbound Toyota, which was attempting to turn east onto Community College Parkway.

It is believed Costa was having a medical issue that contributed to the crash, according to Martinez. The driver of the Toyota, a female in her 20’s, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation into the exact cause of the crash is ongoing.

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