UPDATE: 84-Year-Old Titusville Man Killed In US-1 Crash Identified
By Space Coast Daily // October 31, 2018
crash happened around 5:45 a.m.
UPDATE: Titusville Police have identified the victim killed in Tuesday’s crash as 84-year-old Melvin Merle McQuillen from Titusville.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A Titusville man, later identified as 84-year-old Merle McQuillen, was killed early Tuesday morning after a pickup truck traveling in the wrong direction crashed head-on with McQuillen’s car on US-1 and Birch St.
The investigation has revealed that McQuillen was traveling northbound on US-1 near Birch St. when a green 2005 Ford F-150 truck, driven by 55-year-old Hector Rodriguez from Titusville, collided head-on with the victim’s Cadillac.
Police say Rodriguez was traveling south on northbound US-1.
McQuillen was pronounced dead at the scene, while Rodriguez was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Titusville Police Department.
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