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Seven Deaths From Fay, Many Traffic Related

Posted on August 23, 2008

As Tropical Storm Fay leaves our area of north Florida, we’;re accessing the damage she left behind in the state, especially on the roads.

People were told to stay home and stay off the roads because of the unpredictable nature of this storm, but not everyone minded and seven people lost their lives during the four days.

Two men were in their vehicle Thursday morning when a tree fell on their car in Nassau County.  The passenger, Roberto Constantino, 27, of Tijuana, Mexico died from the felled maple. The driver was hospitalized.

A 44-year-old driver was killed when his truck lost control while going around a curve Thursday.  And a 16-year-old girl died after her vehicle collided with an SUV after spinning around on a wet road Wednesday.  

A 43-year-old man died in Indian River County Wednesday when his car lost control and hit a traffic light post. 

And two swimmers who decided it was a good time to hit the surf at Neptune Beach, had to be pulled from the water.  A 21-year-old women from Indiana died. 

A 35-year-old man drowned Thursday in Volusia County. 

The roads are the last place you want to be during a storm and our governor, Charlie Crist predicted, “This is going to be a killer storm.” 

Our condolences to the families of those killed during Tropical Storm Fay.