Teen killed, 2 injured in head-on crash in Volusia County
Fatal crash reported on State Road 415 near Colony Road
By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager
Updated: 11:03 AM, July 05, 2017
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - One teenager was killed and two other people were injured early Wednesday in a head-on crash in Volusia County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Troopers said Lydia Medore, 18, of Boca Raton, died in the crash, which was reported around 1 a.m. on State Road 415 near Colony Road between Deltona and New Smyrna Beach.
The FHP said Medore was a passenger in a 2017 four-door Toyota driven by a 22-year-old Hallandale Beach man. They were traveling south on S.R. 415, passed a vehicle in front of them and completed the legal pass, returning to the southbound lanes, the FHP said.
Troopers said a 21-year-old Sanford woman was driving a 2006 four-door Nissan north on S.R. 415 but traveled into the southbound lanes and struck the Toyota head-on.
The driver of the Toyota suffered serious injuries and was also taken to Halifax Medical Center.
The driver of the Nissan suffered minor injuries and was taken to Halifax Medical Center.
All three victims were wearing their seat belts, the FHP said.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the FHP.
Charges are pending, troopers said.
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Here is some info from the gofundme page for Lydia Medore:
Lydia was a beautiful, sweet, smart, caring, silly girl, amazing young woman. A loving sister, daughter, aunt, and friend to all. Lydia was an angel for all of us, and now she truly is an angel in heaven. We will remember her for the rest of our lives, through all the amazing memories that we had with her. The sad times but especially the good and happy times.
Based on postings by her mother on June 24, 2017, Lydia had just moved to college.
I'm so sad! my daughter Lydia has moved to college! We took her this weekend! I'm going back Home without her!😢I'm going to miss her a lot!