Port Charlotte Florida – Florida Highway Patrol announced fatal a multi-vehicle accident Tuesday morning.
The crash took place as 68 year old Jean Bernard Logis from Port Charlotte, and 91 year old Alyce Boese, also from Port Charlotte were stopped in traffic on Northbound US 41 at the intersection with Harbor Boulevard.
Logis was transporting Boese in a white Dodge non-emergency Ambitrans transport van. Boese was secured in a transport wheelchair in the rear portion of the Dodge minivan.
The Ambitrans van was directly following a 2007 Toyota Camry driven by 51 year old Emile Fils Dumas, of Port Charlotte.
Dumas was in turn directly behind an unknown heavy duty flatbed pickup truck. The identity of the driver of the flatbed and the make and model of the vehicle are currently unknown.
As Logis waited in traffic, 28 year old Yurivia Alejo from Arcadia FL was approaching in a 2014 Ford Explorer, with passengers 3 year old Maximillano Alejo, and 1 year old Vanessa Marie Alejo.
At 10:13 am Alejo failed to stop and crashed into the rear of the Ambitrans minivan. The force of the impact shoved the front of the minivan into the rear of the Toyota Camry. The Camry was then propelled into the rear of the flatbed truck.
Alyce Boese, who was seated in the rear of the Ambitrans minivan died as a result of trauma sustained in the collision and was taken to Fawcett Hospital. Her driver, Jean Logis suffered minor injuries during the crash. Yurivia Alejo, the driver of the Ford Explorer SUV suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Bayfront Hospital in Port Charlotte. Alejo’s young passengers 1 year old Vanessa, and 3 year old Maximillano, also suffered minor injuries and were taken to Bayfront. Emile Dumas, the driver of the Toyota was not injured in the crash.
FHP investigator Corporal James Harris, has stated that while the crash remains under investigation, charges are pending.