Last week, a deadly collision in West Boca Raton claimed the lives of a Jewish couple from Valley Stream, New York.
The collision caused their automobile to flip multiple times and sent it careening across a major intersection.
A Jeep Grand Cherokee struck and killed Arie Oberlender, 82, and his wife Zahava Oberlander, 79, on February 1st while traveling in a Nissan Rogue through the intersection of U.S. 441 and Kimberly Boulevard.
According to NBC 5 (bit.ly/3wWhEuz), the Rogue was traveling west on Kimberly when the southbound 2016 Jeep smashed into the passenger side of the Rogue with enough power to send both vehicles careening out of control at around 10:30 AM.
Before being pulled from the rubble, the Oberlenders, who resides nearby in Boca Raton, were both declared dead.
The unnamed passenger in their vehicle was extricated by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and sent to Delray Medical Center with critical wounds.
Jamie Josue Gomez Escobedo, a 35-year-old Boca Raton resident, and the Jeep’s driver, were also sent to a nearby hospital.
Escobedo’s injuries were not listed in the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office accident report, but it stated that drugs and alcohol may have contributed to the collision.
The route was closed by police for five hours while they looked into the matter.
Escobedo has not yet been charged, but in Palm Beach County, investigations into vehicle homicides can take months or even a year.