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Family holds rally in remembrance of woman killed in Boynton Beach crash

Andreline Silus, 24, was an aspiring nurse
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Posted at 1:43 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 19:49:02-04

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — The family of an aspiring nurse who was killed in a two-car crash earlier this year in Boynton Beach, held a rally in remembrance of the victim.

The rally was held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in front of the Delray Beach Court House along the 200 block of West Atlantic Avenue. The same day the other driver, Ryan James Dolan, was expected to appear before a judge, however, his pre-trial hearing was pushed back to April.

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Nursing student Andreline Silus, 24, described as strong, loving, and kind by family members.

Loved ones of Andreline Silus, 24, are now seeking justice and criminal charges in her death.

Relatives said on Jan. 16, Silus called her sister at around 2 a.m. saying she was on her way home from her work after dropping a coworker off.

Thirty minutes later, Silus was killed in a crash.

“Her smile that’s what I’m going to remember most about her, she’s funny she’s the youngest of five of us,” said Darlene Silus, Andreline Silus' sister.

According to a police report, Silus was attempting to making a left turn at the intersection of Hypoluxo Road and Kingston Drive, when Dolan, 20, plowed into the driver's side of her vehicle.

Dolan was driving 93 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to the report.

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Andreline Silus vehicle following the crash.

Silus was pronounced dead on scene, while Dolan was transported to JFK Medical Center for his injuries.

“We do know that the police found no fault on Ms. Silus and as a result, she lost her life,” said the family’s attorney, Richard Ryles.

Despite the fatal crash, family members of Silus say no charges were filed. Dolan was only ticketed for aggressive driving, according to the family's attorney. Under Florida law, that’s a violation that carries a sentence of 90 days in jail.

“For us not to get any justice and she’s not here, it’s just killing us,” said Darlene Silus. “It’s not right.”

WPTV asked the State Attorney’s Office why no charges were filed, and spokesman Marc Freeman released the following statement that reads in part:

“Prosecutors thoroughly reviewed the information gathered by law enforcement and determined there was insufficient evidence to file criminal charges in the case.”

WPTV spoke with News Channel 5's legal analyst Michelle Suskauer.

“The State Attorney’s Office, their job is to do what’s just and what’s right,” said Suskauer, “and if they do not feel in their discretion that they can present a case and potentially prove beyond a reasonable doubt, then that’s their call.”

The Silus family and their attorney are also seeking answers regarding a witness in the crash. The witness was traveling in the same direction as Dolan "at high speeds" prior to the crash, according to Boynton Beach Police.

The family says they would like to learn more about why two cars were driving at a high rate of speed during those early morning hours.