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2 women killed, husbands seriously injured in crash near Boynton Beach

Driver in other vehicle survives.
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Posted at 10:59 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 22:24:37-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Two women were killed and their husbands were seriously injured after a crash near Boynton Beach on Saturday evening, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Monday. The identities were released Tuesday.

The crash occurred at 7:44 p.m. at the intersection of La Chalet Boulevard and Military Trail.

The sheriff's office said Edward Floyd, 53, of Boynton Beach, was driving a 1997 Mercury Sable southbound on Military Trail approaching La Chalet Boulevard when Jerry Lapenson, 90, of Boynton Beach was driving a 2018 Nissan Altima traveling northbound on Military Trail made a left turn in front of the Mercury.

Two rear-seat female passengers in the Nissan, Rosalaind Lapenson, 81, and Irene Siegel, 82, were not wearing seatbelts and they ejected from the vehicle. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the other was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver and passenger Sheldon Siegel, 93, in the Altima were transported to Delray Medical Center in serious condition.

The driver of the Mercury was also transported to Delray Medical Center with minor injuries.