UPDATE: Victims Identified In Fiery Crash On SR 520

By  //  February 18, 2014

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DRIVER BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Two people were killed in a fiery crash at the intersection of State Road 520 and and State Road 524. (Map above)

Last night at about 10 p.m. two people were killed in a fiery crash at the intersection of State Road 520 and and State Road 524.

Last night at about 10 p.m. two people were killed in a fiery crash at the intersection of State Road 520 and and State Road 524.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2007 Ford pickup truck, operated by a yet to be identified driver from Cocoa, Florida, was traveling eastbound on State Road 520 in the left turn lane to turn onto State Road 524.

Jarison Rodriguez, 27, of Apopka, driving a 1998 Audi, was traveling westbound on SR 520, in the left lane.

The Ford pickup truck turned left onto SR 524 and traveled into the direct path of Rodriguez, who veered to the right to avoid the truck, but was hit. Upon impact, the Ford pickup truck overturned and struck a sign in the median, and then a stop sign at the corner of the intersection of SR 520 and SR 524. The truck then caught on fire.

Due to the condition of the driver of the pickup truck, who was burned beyond recognition, the Florida Highway Patrol is waiting for the medical examiner to make a positive identification before the name is released.

After impact, Rodriguez’s Audi overturned on its left side and passenger Wendy Mary Artiles, 22, was ejected from from the vehicle and killed, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Artiles was not wearing a seatbelt.

Rodriguez was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Due to the condition of the driver of the pickup truck, who was burned beyond recognition, the Florida Highway Patrol is waiting for the medical examiner to make a positive identification before the name is released.

This crash remains under investigation.

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