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New Year’s Eve Crash Claims Life Of 24-Year-Old Man In Deltona

A New Year’s Eve crash at a Deltona intersection took the life of a 24-year-old man whose car was hit by an oncoming vehicle late Saturday.
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DELTONA, Fla. – A New Year’s Eve crash at a Deltona intersection took the life of a 24-year-old man whose car was hit by an oncoming vehicle late Saturday.

Deputies responded to the crash at Howland and Fort Smith boulevards around 11:26 p.m. Saturday. Brandon Michael Morales, the driver and sole occupant of a 2010 Kia wagon, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Deltona Fire Rescue personnel.

Evidence from the initial crash investigation indicates Morales was southbound on Howland, turning left onto Fort Smith, when he turned into the path of a northbound 2018 Dodge Charger.

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After impact with the Charger, Morales’ vehicle also hit another northbound vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet pickup.

All parties involved in the crash remained on the scene.

The driver of the Dodge Charger was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The occupants of the Chevrolet pickup were not injured.

The VSO traffic crash investigation is continuing.

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