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5 killed, 5 seriously injured in Boca Raton crash

6 ejected from Hyundai Genesis, which landed upside down on top of Mercedes-Benz C250
Posted at 10:50 AM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 21:42:17-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Five people were killed and five others seriously injured in a crash early Sunday in Boca Raton.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, a 2013 Hyundai Genesis with eight people in it was traveling eastbound on Camino Real at a high rate of speed at 12:35 a.m. approaching the intersection of Sanibel Drive.

As the Hyundai neared the intersection, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which started rotating counter clockwise and entered the raised grassy median.

The Hyundai's front bumper struck a concrete light pole and began sliding sideways through the grass and then rolling.

As the Hyundai began rolling, it departed the median and entered the westbound lanes of Camino Real, where all six passengers in the rear of the vehicle were ejected.

The Hyundai landed upside down on top of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz C250 with two people.

The 58-year-old driver and 55-year-old passenger of the Mercedes-Benz were taken to Delray Medical Center, where they were later pronounced dead.

The 18-year-old driver, 13-year-old front passenger and one of the rear passengers, 13, of the Hyundai were pronounced dead at the scene by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Four of the other rear passengers of the Hyundai, ages 14-16, were taken to hospitals with serious injuries. One of them, 14, was critically injured.

Investigators said alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.