Florida Keys News
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Woman killed in crash

A 72-year-old Tavernier woman was killed Tuesday night near Mile Marker 92 after being struck by two vehicles, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Mabel Aguiar was struck at 10:41 p.m. near the northbound lane at Julep Road, first by a 2003 Chevrolet driven by Elizabeth Ramirez, 22, of Homestead, according to reports.

Aguiar was apparently standing in the roadway when she was struck, according to troopers who reported that a vehicle in front of Ramirez swerved suddenly. Ramirez then saw Aguiar in the road, "standing directly in her path," and was unable to avoid the collision, reports state.

Ramirez then lost control and ran off the road. Daniel Singleton, 19, of Key Largo, was behind Ramirez in a 2001 Jeep and tried to switch lanes, but ran over Aguiar, reports state. Singleton may not have seen Aguiar possibly due to poor roadway lighting and rain, according to reports.

A third car, a white Toyota Corolla, may have also been involved in the crash but that remains under investigation.

Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, reports state.

U.S. 1 was closed until 12:44 a.m. when it partially reopened. The scene was clear at 3:24 a.m., reports state.

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