A young Islamorada woman is in critical condition after her car collided head-on with a truck at mile marker 86 on U.S. 1 Monday night.
The driver, Maggie Fenney, 22, was flown by helicopter air ambulance to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami around 8 p.m. Her 2011 Audi A4 was traveling northbound when it crossed the center line into the southbound path of a 2006 International truck driven by Marcelino Resendiz-Gines, 49, of Florida City.
The impact forced Gines’ truck into the path of a northbound 2008 Toyota Highland driven by Roselin Coxey, 57, of Englewood, Fla. Both vehicles struck each other in the front, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A 2004 Ford Focus driven by Luis Gimeranes Perez, 42, of Miami, was also driving northbound behind Fenney’s car and was struck by debris from all the vehicles in the wreck.
Gines suffered minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital. Coxey and her two passengers were taken to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier for treatment of minor injuries.
A 17-year-old boy from Miami faces five counts of driving under the influence in a crash that caused damage, as well as careless driving and marijuana possession charges after police say his car rear-ended the vehicle in front of him while speeding and then hit two parked cars.
An FHP press release does not identify the teen, who was driving a 2015 BMW 435I with a female passenger. Around 9:50 a.m. Monday, the teen was driving northbound at a “high rate of speed” at mile marker 92 of U.S. 1 when his car smacked into the back of a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Christopher Leggett, 40, of McHenry, Ill.
The Jetta was forced onto the shoulder of the highway. The crash caused the right front wheel of the BMW to come off and strike a Honda Civic that was parked in front of Pino Windows at mile marker 92.6. The BMW didn’t stop until it hit a parked Mitsubishi Eclipse on the north unpaved shoulder of Oleader Drive.
David Goodhue: 305-440-3204