Fatal I-75 Crash

By: Associated Press/Press Release Email
By: Associated Press/Press Release Email

A Georgia woman died and six others were injured when a blown tire cased the vehicle they were traveling in to overturn on Interstate 75 in north Florida.
The Florida Highway Patrol says five of the eight people were ejected from the 2002 GMC Yukon when it overturned about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Elva Pineda Leiva of Norcross, Ga., was pronounced dead at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida.
Two children, ages 4 and 9, were listed in critical condition. The FHP says the woman and children were not wearing seat belts. Four others, ages 13 to 39, were also taken to Shands.
Sixty-one-year-old driver Wilfredo Terraza suffered minor injuries. The FHP says the truck's right rear tire blew out, causing a rollover.

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FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
MEDIA RELEASE
TROOP - B
UPDATE
TRAFFIC CRASH
NEWSWORTHY 07/10/11 12:28 AM I-75 Northbound @ State Road 121 Alachua
ARREST DATE TIME PM LOCATION OF INCIDENT COUNTY
ALCOHOL ARREST? Yes No Pend. BAC N/A
VEHICLE # 1 2002 GMC Yukon $ 7000 SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
YEAR MAKE MODEL DAMAGE HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
DRIVER FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
MOTORCYCLIST Wilfredo Terraza 61 Norcross, Georgia
BICYCLIST NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL N/A
HOSPITAL
PASSENGER: Alejandro Terraza 9 Norcross, Georgia
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
Shands at UF HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
ALCOHOL ARREST? Yes No Pend. BAC N/A
VEHICLE # $ SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
YEAR MAKE MODEL DAMAGE HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
DRIVER FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
MOTORCYCLIST
BICYCLIST NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL
HOSPITAL
PASSENGER:
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
PEDESTRIAN :
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL
ALCOHOL ARREST? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL: FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
CHARGES:
NARRATIVE:
Vehicle 1 was traveling north on I-75 in the center lane. Vehicle 1 experienced a right rear tire blowout, causing its driver to
lose control. Vehicle 1 veered to the left, its driver steered Vehicle 1 back to the right and Vehicle 1 began to overturn. Vehicle
1 overturned several times ejecting five of the eight occupants. Vehicle 1 came to rest on its wheels facing southeast in the
outside travel lane and emergency lane.
The middle right passenger was later pronounced deceased at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida.
PREPARED BY: Cpl. W. Berger INVESTIGATOR: Tpr. T. Thompson
Troop Public Affairs Officer
Lieutenant Patrick Riordan
Office: 386-758-0519 FAX: 386-758-0450
or e-mail: PatrickRiordan@flhsmv.gov Page 1 of 2 pages
REVIEWED BY: MSgt N. Causey
CONTACT NUMBER: ( 352 ) 955-3181
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
MEDIA RELEASE
ADDITIONAL VEHICLES, PASSENGERS, AND PEDESTRIANS
ALCOHOL ARREST? Yes No Pend. BAC N/A
VEHICLE # $ SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
YEAR MAKE MODEL DAMAGE HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
DRIVER FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
MOTORCYCLIST
BICYCLIST NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL
HOSPITAL
ALCOHOL ARREST? Yes No Pend. BAC N/A
VEHICLE # $ SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
YEAR MAKE MODEL DAMAGE HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
DRIVER FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
MOTORCYCLIST
BICYCLIST NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL
HOSPITAL
VEHICLE# 1 PASSENGER# 2 Omar Terraza 27 Norcross, Georgia
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
Shands at UF HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
VEHICLE# 1 PASSENGER# 3 Elva Pineda Leiva 63 Norcross, Georgia
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
Shands at UF HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
VEHICLE# 1 PASSENGER# 4 Wendy Terraza 13 Norcross, Georgia
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
Shands at UF HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
VEHICLE# 1 PASSENGER# 5 Velveth Garziro 27 Norcross, Georgia
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
Shands at UF HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
VEHICLE# 1 PASSENGER# 6 Walter Terraza 39 Norcross, Georgia
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
Shands at UF HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
VEHICLE# 1 PASSENGER# 7 Raquel Terraza 4 Norcross, Georgia
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL SEATBELT IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
Shands at UF HELMET IN USE? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
PEDESTRIAN :
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL
ALCOHOL ARREST? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL: FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
PEDESTRIAN :
NAME DOB CITY / STATE OF RESIDENCE
INJURIES: NONE MINOR SERIOUS CRITICAL FATAL
ALCOHOL ARREST? Yes No Unknown N/A
HOSPITAL: FAMILY NOTIFIED? Yes No
ADDITIONAL CHARGES:
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