LAKE MARY, Fla. -- A 29-year-old Deltona motorist was killed Wednesday when she lost control of her 2001 two-door Acura on Interstate 4during which she left the roadway, clipped a traffic sign and then struck a tree causing her to be ejected from her car, a state trooper said.
The deceased driver was identified as Vanessa Rivera, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Here is a synopsis of the fatal crash as described by Florida Highway Patrol trooper S. Montiero in an email to Headline Surfer: The driver was heading east when she failed to stay in her lane of travel, crossed over the east outside travel lane of I-4 and entered the outside grass shoulder. The front of her car collided with a "NO PARKING" sign on the shoulder.
The trooper said the car continued further until the front of it struck a tree and the driver was ejected.
Whether Rivera was wearing her seatbelt was unclear. As to whether alcohol or speed were factors have yet to be determined as well as the crash investigation continues.