2 Deltona teens killed 10 days ago, but VCSO has yet to release initial crash report

Brandon Schmid, driver, in forefront, & Jordan Golaszweski, killed in car crash 8 days ago in Deltona / Headline Surfer®Wrecked Ford Focus where two teens killed in Deltona / Headline Surfer®Deltona fatal wreck locator map / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Brandon Schmid, 17 (shown in the forefront of the image far left, the driver of a 2007 Ford Focus, and his friend, Jordan Golaszewski, 16 (shown in the background), and in the front passenger seat, were both killed Sunday, Nov. 15, when for yet unknown reasons, left the roadway in the 1500 block of Providence Boulevard and rollover over before coming to rest against a tree in the median on Sunday , Nov. 15. A third occupant, 23-year-old  Samuel Bengochea, 23, survived the crash, despite being ejected from the sedan.  Law enforcement responded to the double fatality at 3:23 a.m. 

DELTONA, Fla. -- Two Deltona teens were killed 10 days ago ago in a single-vehicle accident while a third occupant in his early 20s survived, despite being thrown from the vehicle which overturned and came to rest against a tree in the median in the middle of the night.

But few details have been released by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office on the Nov. 15 double-fatality crash in the interim, and the two civilian employees in the sheriff's public information office have consistently said they can't release what they don't have in response to repeated requests from Headline Surfer® for release of the initial crash report.

That's because they are waiting for the preliminaruy crash report to be completed. Law enforcement agencies in Florida have up to 10 days to complete such a report. In this case, the clock is ticking because today is the 10th day.

The internet newspaper filed a public records request for the initial crash report some 72 hours after the VCSO units responded to a single-vehicle rollover in the 1500 block of Providence Boulevard reported at 3:23 a.m. two Sundays ago.

All that has been released officially by the VCSO is that 17-year-old driver, Brian Schmid, and his front seat passenger, Jordan Golaszewski, 16, and 23-year-old Samuel Bengochea, was seated in the back seat of a 2007 Ford Focus that left the roadway and overturned at least once, causing the back seat passenger, who was the only one not wearing his seatbelt, to be ejected.




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