UPDATE: Man Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash On SR 3 In Merritt Island, Two Injured
By Space Coast Daily // May 26, 2017
crash happened Friday afternoon about 3 p.m.
**UPDATE** – According to Florida Highway Patrol, the person killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Merritt Island is identified as a 76-year-old man from Merritt Island. The victim’s name will be released when the next of kin is notified.
FHP has identified the other two people injured in the crash as 46-year-old Julie Chevillet of Merritt Island and 9-year-old Hunter Smith of Merritt Island. Both suffered minor injuries and were transported to Canaveral Hospital, according to Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol.
**PREVIOUS UPDATE** – North Courtenay Parkway at the Beachline is now open and normal traffic flow has resumed, according to Tod Goodyear with the Brevard Count Sheriff’s Office.
Friday, May 26 6:20 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Department has reported that one person was killed on Friday afternoon about 3 p.m. near the 1900 block on N. Courtenay Pkwy. in Merritt Island.
Brevard County Rescue crews responded to the two-vehicle crash. Officials say extrication is needed to free some of the occupants in the crash. Three ambulances have been called to the scene to transport the victims.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said, “Due to a motor vehicle accident with a fatality on North Courtenay Parkway (SR 3), Merritt Island, traffic will not be allowed to exit from State Road 528 onto North Courtenay Parkway. Suggested alternate routes are North Banana River Drive and U.S. 1.
The accident has also impacted traffic on both North Courtenay Parkway and North Tropical Trail and drivers are asked to avoid the area if at all possible.
This is expected to last for at least an hour. Updates will be provided for resume of normal traffic flow.
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**VEHICLE COLLISION**1900 blk N.Courtenay Pky. 2 veh/heavy damage/extrication. Serious injuries. BCFR on scene, 3 ambos inbound. Avoid area.
— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) May 26, 2017
ABOVE MAP: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Department has reported that one person was killed on Friday afternoon about 3 p.m. near the 1900 block on N. Courtenay Pkwy. in Merritt Island.