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PBSO: 1 dead after Jeep doing 'doughnuts' and packed with 10 people crashes in Wellington

Posted at 8:56 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 05:06:19-05

WELLINGTON, Fla. — A passenger in a Jeep that was packed with 10 people and doing "doughnuts" in a Wellington cul-de-sac is dead after the vehicle overturned Tuesday night, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the incident happened just after 9 p.m. on Stotesbury Way.

Troy Carrabis, 21, of Wellington was one of two people partially outside the vehicle on the window ledge when the Jeep tipped over, according to a traffic report.

Both victims were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center where Carrabis was later pronounced dead, officials said.

Seven passengers and the Jeep's driver left the scene after the crash, PBSO said. Investigators are still trying to identify the driver and five other passengers.

Troy’s father, Anthony Carribas, said he's devastated, adding that Troy loved basketball and enjoyed life.

Others who knew the Palm Beach Central High School graduate said he was a great friend.

"A happy person, super happy, energetic," said Rachel Solenthaler.

"He was funny and outgoing. Very, very outgoing. Like, he would always bring a smile to people’s faces," said Summer Chauncey.

There is also anger among some over the way the driver and others in the SUV ran away after the crash.

"The people that ran off, I hope they have guilt," Chauncey said.

Carrabis' family is now trying to raise money for his funeral, which is on Sunday. To donate, click here.