Golf cart crash victim remembered as a loving mother
Golf cart crash victim remembered as a loving mother


WANTS TO MAKE SURE THERE ISN’T EVEN AN APPEARANCE OF A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. NOW TORQUES A STORY THAT IS ALL NEW TONIGHT. A CHRISTMAS EVE TRAGEDY OUT OF PASCO COUNTY. FOUR PEOPLE RIDING ON A GOLF CART ARE HIT BY A JEEP. THREE OF THOSE PEOPLE DIED. THE FOURTH IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. CHIP OSOWSKI FILED THIS REPORT EARLIER FOR US. IS. Reporter: AS THE SUN ROSE CHRISTMAS EVE MORNING, A JEEP FLIPPED ON ITS SIDE WAS VISIBLE. THE GOLF CART, NOWHERE IN SIGHT. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA DESCRIBE HEARING THE CRASH. I HEARD A BANGING AT 2:00 IN THE MORNING, OKAY? AND, WE RAN OVER THERE TO SEE. IT WAS LOUD. IT WAS A LOUD EXPLOSION. IT WAS REAL BAD. Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SAY 32-YEAR-OLD VICTOR KARL-VALDEZ WAS OPERATING THE JEEP WHEN HE TRIED TO GET AROUND THE GOLF CART AND HIT IT, THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED. THE DRIVER OF THE CAR, 23-YEAR- OLD SCOTT WILSON SURVIVED, BUT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. MAX LIVES NEARBY AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ONES ON SCENE AND SPOKE WITH VALDEZ. HE CAME UP TO US AND SAID HE DIDN’T HAVE ANY HEADLIGHTS ON. AND THAT HE WAS SPEEDING. THE LADY THAT CALLED 911, SHE SAID THE GUY IN THE JEEP PASSED HER. AND THEN, HE, THEN SHE PULLED UP TO HIM BEING FLIPPED OVER. Reporter: THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. ALTHOUGH THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL REPORT INDICATES THE ROAD WAS DARK AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. AND, IT DOESN’T APPEAR ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR. THAT WAS CHIP OSOWSKI REPORTING FOR US TONIGHT. AT THIS HOUR, NOT CLEAR WHO WAS AT FAULT IN THE ACCIDENT. THE HIGHWAY PATROL WILL ONLY SAY THE CHARGES ARE PENDING. AND OF COURSE, THAT MEANS THREE LIVES, THE FAMILIES OF THREE LIVES ARE CHANGED FOREVER BECAUSE OF THIS HOLIDAY TRAGEDY. JOHN ROGERS SPOKE TO A RELATIVE OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS WHO IS TRYING TO REMAIN STRONG AMID THE SHOCK OF ALL OF IT. Reporter: GOOD EVENING I. SPOKE WITH THE BROTHER OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS. 36-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER BEUDRREAU. SHE LEAVES BEHIND TWO SMALL CHILDREN. THE FAMILY HAS BEEN AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF CHRISTMAS, BUT THEY NEVER EXPECTED THAT ONE OF THEIR LOVED ONES WOULD BE TAKEN FROM THEM. IT MAKES YOU ANGRY. I DON’T GET TO SEE MY SISTER ANYMORE. Reporter: JEFF’S SISTER JENNIFER WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED OVERNIGHT RIDING IN A GOLF CART WITH SOME FRIENDS. THEY WERE REAR ENDED BY AN SUV. AS WE WERE RUNNING UP, I SAW THE HEADLIGHTS, BODIES LAYING. Reporter: JENNIFER WAS ASSIEGE MOTHER OF AN EIGHT-YEAR- OLD SON AN A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. WITHIN THE PAST YEAR, THEY MOVED BACK HERE AFTER SPENDING TIME IN TENNESSEE. AND JEFF HAS SAVORED EVERY MOMENT. BUT NOW THIS HARD WORKING ADORING MOTHER IS GONE. THEY PRETTY MUCH HAVEN’T REALIZED IT BECAUSE THEY ARE SO YOUNG. THEY WILL PROBABLY REALIZE IT CHRISTMAS MORNING WHEN MOMMY IS NOT THERE WHEN THEY GO TO OPEN THEIR CHRISTMAS. Reporter: JEFF IS STAYING STRONG SUPPORTING HIS PARENTS DURING THIS AWFUL TRAGEDY AND HIS HEART ACHES FOR THE OTHER FAMILIES. IT IS AWFUL THAT THIS HAPPENS. SHE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE WAS LOST. THERE ARE THREE OTHERS THAT DON’T GET TO GO HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. Reporter: HE HELPS PEOPLE LEARN A LESSON FROM THIS TERRIBLE STORY BY DRIVING SAFELY AT NIGHT. IN PASCO COUNTY, JOHN ROGERS, NEWSCHANNEL8. A DEADLY CRASH IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHUT DOWN ALLOT WALKER ROAD. SEVERAL VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THIS. IT HAPPENED ABOUT 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON. AS SOON AS WE GET MORE

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