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Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Local Casualties Recount

Originated as “Decoration Day” in 1865, Memorial Day is an American holiday for remembering the people who perished while serving in the United States Armed Forces. While some follow these traditions, most take Memorial Day long weekend as a short vacation, full of partying and tons of alcohol, making being on the roads and in the waters a true hazard. The past Memorial Day weekend was no exception.

Last Saturday May 23, a boat slammed into a light tower off Miami’s coast, resulting in two 18 year old men injured. Both were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center and it is still unclear of what caused the accident. “These two 18 year olds somehow did not see this light tower. I’m not sure if the marking lights were on, but the boat ended up going through the frame of the lighthouse and came to rest on the other side,” explained Captain Ignatius Carroll, with Miami Fire Rescue. Moreover, just a couple of hours later, a couple in a jet ski crashed into the Venetian Causeway Bridge in Miami Beach.

In Volusia County, Rosemary Davila, 39, was killed when she lost control of her SUV and went into the median, where there vehicle overturned. It then went into the westbound lanes of the roadway, ejecting several passengers. Troopers believe the right rear tire of the 1997 Ford Expedition separated from the lug nuts and came off while the sport utility vehicle traveled east on State Road 40.

With her in the vehicle were nine other family members, including seven children under the age of 10. Based on their preliminary investigation, troopers said only one of the children, a 9-month-old boy, was properly buckled in. None of the other children, ages 9, 2, 3, 5, and 7 were in car or booster seats or wearing seat belts.

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