Michelle Hunter Roberts, 59, of Palm Coast, Is Killed in Midnight Wreck on Belle Terre Pkwy
FlaglerLive | January 18, 2014
Michelle Hunter Roberts, 59, was killed moments before midnight in the night of Friday to Saturday in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway and Pine Grove Parkway.
Roberts was a passenger in a 2003 Chevy Malibu driven by Richard R. Kelley, 39. Kelley sustained serious injuries and was taken to Florida Hospital Flagler. Another passenger, Stephanie Daley, 36, was also seriously injured and transported to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Roberts and Kelley were traveling south on Belle Terre, in the left turn lane. Christopher S. Goodwin, 25, was driving north in a 2013 Nissan Sentra.
Kelley made a left turn to get onto Pine Grove, directly in the path of the Sentra, according to FHP. The Sentra T-boned the Malibu on the passenger side, killing Roberts.
Goodwin sustained minor injuries.
The Palm Coast Fire Department and Flagler County Fire Rescue responded to the wreck, as did the Palm Coast Fire Police, which closed that segment of road for several hours as the investigation was conducted.
Charges are pending against Kelley.
The Belle Terre intersection with Pine Grove has had its share of wrecks. A cyclist was critically injured there in October 2012 when he was crossing the crosswalk on Belle Terre and struck by a car making a turn from Pine Grove onto Belle Terre. Last February, a school bus pulling out of Pine Grove struck a van that had been waiting in the median to make a left to go south on Belle Terre. Three occupants of the van and a student on the bus sustained minor injuries.