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Passenger in Palm Beach County Accident Dies in Three-Car Crash

Delray-Beach.10.gif Just before 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a suburban Delray Beach woman died in a three-car crash less than one mile from her home. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials reported this morning that seventy-nine-year-old Leona Goldsmith was a passenger in a Volkswagen heading west on Linton Boulevard when the crash occurred. As the Volkswagen approached the intersection with Las Verdes Way, a Toyota traveling east attempted to turn left onto Las Verdes Way. Traffic homicide investigators stated that the Toyota failed to yield to the Volkswagen that carried Goldsmith.

According to the crash report, the Toyota struck the Volkswagen on the driver’s side, which propelled the Volkswagen into another vehicle that was stopped at the time on Las Verdes. This second impact caused damage to the passenger’s side of the Volkswagen. Goldsmith died as a result of the impact. Goldsmith’s neighbor, eighty-three-year-old Estria Hochstadt, was the driver of the Volkswagen. Hochstadt was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Thelma Kravoc, an eighty-five-year-old suburban Delray Beach resident, was the driver of the Toyota. Kravoc was also treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators reported that Abate Achille, a Valhalla, New York resident and passenger in the third vehicle involved in the crash, suffered minor injuries.

PBSO: Three-car crash in suburban Delray Thursday killed woman, 79, www.palmbeachpost.com January 24, 2013


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