“DRUGS, ALCOHOL A FACTOR” SAYS PBSO.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The double-fatal crash Wednesday in West Boca Raton may have been drug or alcohol related, according to a preliminary report just obtained by BocaNewsNow.com.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says Jamie Josue Gomez Escobedo crashed his Jeep into a 2021 Nissan Rogue. The Rogue is seen above, overturned. Escobedo, according to police, may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was not injured in the crash that left two people dead and a third critically injured.
According to PBSO, Escobedo was traveling southbound in his Jeep — within the outside lane of US 441 South approaching the intersection of Kimberly Boulevard — when a Nissa Rogue on Kimberly “lawfully attempted to transverse the intersection of US 441 South under a green traffic signal. As the Rogue entered the intersection, Escobedo ran the red traffic signal for southbound traffic and subsequently collided with the Rogue. During the collision, the front of the Jeep violently impacted the passenger side of the Rogue.”
“Post impact,” said police, “the Jeep was redirected in a southwesterly direction, while rotating in a clockwise manner before coming to a final rest within the southbound lanes of the intersection of US 441 South and Kimberly Blvd.”
As a result of the impact, the driver of the Nissan Rogue and the passenger of the Nissan Rogue were killed. An occupant in the Rogue was rushed to Delray Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Escobedo had not been charged as of 9 p.m. Wednesday. Traffic homicide investigations often take a year before charges, if any, are filed. BocaNewsNow.com has obtained the names of the victims but is withholding the information until next of kin notification is complete. The two deceased are from New York. The injured individual is from Boca Raton.
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