Two-Car Crash Kills Palm Bay 17-Year-Old On Babcock St. and Willowbrook St.
By Space Coast Daily // October 27, 2018
Victim identified as Zachary O' Quinn, 17, from Palm Bay
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida High Patrol responded to a deadly two-vehicle crash Friday night that killed a 17-year-old passenger near Babcock St. and Willowbrook St.
The teen killed in the crash has been identified as Zachary O’Quinn.
According to the investigation, troopers responded to the scene around 9 p.m. after a vehicle, driven by 44-year-old April Gielow, was traveling in the northbound lanes on Babcock St. when she wandered into the on-coming southbound lanes and crashed into the 1990 Mazda.
The driver of the Mazda is identified as 18-year-old John Byrd from Palm Bay. Byrd suffered minor injuries from the crash.
The passenger inside the Mazda, O’Quinn, was taken to Holmes Regional where he was later pronounced dead.
Everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seatbelts, according to FHP.
FHP is awaiting the results from a blood-alcohol test by Gielow to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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