Last Updated: Tuesday, 7:49 a.m.
A deadly week on Flagler County roads turned into a carnage this evening when a head-on crash at the intersection of State Road 100 and County Road 305 in Western Flagler took the lives of two people and left two others seriously injured. A person familiar with the scene described it as “horrific,” and said even seasoned rescuers were left shaken by it.
Elizabeth Jean Alley, 45, and Vada Stafford Delk, 72, both of Port St. Lucie, were killed. Carl Alley Jr., 50, of Port St. Lucie, was in serious condition, and Eileen Wojczyszyn, 54, of Palm Coast, was left in critical condition.
Jody Alan Hyde, 26, of Calhoun, Ga., who according to the Florida Highway Patrol caused the crash, had no injuries.
State Road 100 was closed in both directions east and west of 305 and was likely to remain closed for a few hours as Florida Highway Patrol investigators processed the scene. But by 9:30 p.m., the vehicles were being towed.
The wreck took place just before 6:30 p.m. A 2006 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata and a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt (a compact car) were involved. “One was rear-ended and caused it to go head on on another car,” Don Petito, Flagler County Fire Chief, said. Victims were entrapped in the Hyundai and the Chevrolet, he said, and had to be rescued with the jaws of life.
Carl Alley was driving the Chevrolet, with Elizabeth Alley and Vada Stafford as passengers. Wojczyszyn was at the wheel of the Hyundai. She had no passengers. Hyde was driving the F-150.
Elizabeth Alley and Delk were declared dead at the scene. Carl Alley, Elizabeth’s husband, was transported by ground to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach. Both Flagler County Fire Flight and Volusia County’s Air One, the emergency helicopters, were put on standby, “but the conditions warranted them going by ground,” Petito said.
Wojczyszyn was also transported by ground to Halifax. Her Hyundai ended up in the eastbound lane of State Road 100.
According to FHP, Wojczyszyn was going west on State Road 100 and had stopped in traffic just before the intersection with County Road 305. Hyde in the pick-up truck was traveling west also, but failed to see the stopped Hyundai. He slammed into the car, catapulting it into the eastbound lane at exactly the moment when Carl Alley’s Chevrolet was traveling the other way. The Chevrolet’s front struck the right-front of the Sonata.
Petito said Flagler County Fire Rescue had two engines and three ambulances at the scene, plus a captain. The Palm Coast Fire Police was controlling traffic. Residents going into the Mondex from Bunnell were being diverted onto County Road 302.
Initially, rescuers had trouble identifying so much as the sex of the victims because the extent of their injuries was so severe. The vehicles themselves could not yet be identified because of the violence of the crash.
All crash victims were wearing their seat belt.
This evening’s crash was the third wreck involving fatalities in six days on Flagler roads. A motorcyclist died Friday after he was critically injured on Wednesday on U.S. 1 and County Road 304. A Woman was killed in a t-bone collision on State Road 100 near Target in Palm Coast Saturday night.
Images from the scene are below.
That intersection is so dangerous and trying to turn onto 305 is a terror trip, especially turning left, when heading west on 100. People seem to think that no one is allowed to turn there and go into road rage. I have had people honk, give me the finger and otherwise harass me, even though I always turn on my signal well ahead of time and hit my brakes several times to warn them. There needs to be a bigger sign, and a blinking light there. This is just horrible and I hate even going that way but unfortunately, with the county’s oh so wise decision to close 305 in both directions simultaneously, we who live out here don’t have much choice.
It is very dangerous. A few years ago, a woman died turning onto Water Oak Road from 100 when a lumber truck rear-ended her. People tend to speed on this two lane road, and I’m often bewildered at how apt folks are to pass multiple cars on 100. It can be really scary to attempt to turn left going west off of the road knowing how quickly cars and trucks can be approaching from behind. How sad this is.
Many prayers to all involved. Im always pleased that names aren’t rushed to be released but on johns towing Facebook page you can see more pictures. I personally think photos should be withheld just like names are.If I was the next of kin and had not been notified yet but stumbled across pics first I would be heartbroken to find out that way. Just saying,,, I pray these families find comfort and peace.
That is a horrific accident. Prayers to the family and friends of those who were lost and prayers for healing for the injured. Please slow down and be careful…so very sad
Concerned Citizen!! says
The intersection had nothing to do with this accident from what I hear was the distance from it but just maybe a car was prematurely slowing for the intersection ahead,but, maybe they should put a stop light or 4 way stop signs there ( preferably the street light). Maybe it was that the car driver was pissed at the truck following him too close that he touched the brakes. It happens all to often. Sad for the loss of life in any accident though.
Yes , this is an intersection that requires a traffic light,too many deaths!
The Truth says
I’ve traveled this way out to the western part of our county quite often and never had issues, but I will definitely think twice now. What a sad situation for all involved. This has been a very rough seven days here in Flagler County for road accidents. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in these horrific accidents.
Speed, road maniac & no common sense.
So sad this intersection NEEDS to be redone. The odd angel, no turning lane on a curve who the HELL designed it.
There is no curve here. It is on a perfectly straight area of the road. The main problem is no turning lane and people driving too fast. Also the sign for 305 is so small that you don’t see it until you are right on it and there is no street light at the corner at night either. It is and has been a problem for years and years and 100 is heavily traveled, particularly by logging and other big trucks.
On a curve? There is no curve at the intersection of sr100 and cr305.
that’s cr 302 with the curve
I am so sorry to hear this. I can only imagine, how innocent people, go on the road, maybe to visit family and die. Perhaps Florida should lowere the speed limits. 35 mph
Yeah—not going to happen–it’s a back country road where people will speed no matter what you post—unless they post police cars ready to ticket people, 35 speed limit not going to happen-especially with all the semi’s driving on that road—they need to make their living. I drive how I was taught up in crazy-town NYC–defensively- you can’t assume people are drivingthe waythey are supposed to just because you do, you have to drive like everyone is out to kill you–like zombies!
There needs to be a flashing light before 305 meets 100 to alert drivers there is a stop sign ahead and the road ends.
I pray for the friends and family members of those injured and killed in this terrible accident. This is so sad. The young driver will now have to live with this the rest of his life, and he too needs our prayers.
What a sad and unfortunate series of events! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of their friends and family members.
If one more person comments about the red light cameras, like they did on the previous accident, I will scream. That poor little girl lost her mother that day. The cameras, although annoying, do not give you a “pass” to blow through a red light. If you think that gives you the right to drive erratically, think about the consequences next time!
They NEED to put a left turn lane there. I used to drive a log truck through there and always worried about someone slamming me from behind when I was stopped there waiting for someone to turn
Seminole Pride says
Know wonder my car insurance is so high.
Someone commented maybe the truck was following too closely and the car tapped on its brakes. Regardless the person that caused this accident was not paying attention and did not maintain control of her vehicle at all times as the law clearly states. They didn’t get hurt in the accident and took the lives of two innocent people. God Bless these families and the ones that were hurt. As far as the person driving they have to live with this in their mind for the rest of their lives………..
We were just in that same intersection on Sunday & if anyone is heading west at sunset on CR100, which is between 6 & 7 now, it is so blinding that you can’t see anything unless you hit a shaded area.
We also witnessed a car in front of us heading into the oncoming traffic lane, which Thank The Lord there was none at that time, on CR11 & it ended up hitting the guardrail to the bridge at Black Marsh Creek & crashed in the woods!!!! My husband was able to get him out of the car to safety until the EMT came. He’s very lucky to be alive.
State road 11 and County Road 305 are not near each other and do not intersect.
True they do not intersect, but they are kind of connected by 304.
A left turn lane there would be very ideal, the lights everyone is talking about…not so much. There is a turn lane at the intersection of SR100 and CR302 and it’s in a curve and seems to be working relatively well.
Tammy Sanner says
The county needs to AT LEAST put up two “dangerous intersection ahead” signs, each with a flashing light – one in each direction – immediately. That could be done in a few days, and it could save lives until further safety precautions can be put into place.
This is thie quickest and most logical “fix.” However, I’m sure being the governemnt is involved they will have to do a 6 month traffic study, and make sure the flashing lights don’t distract the sea turtles. Seriously, in light of this event they should act quickly on it.
Tammy Sanner says
Prayers for all of these families.
Just to set the record straight I personally know the person who was hit from behind and she was stopped there because the car in front of her was turning onto 305 and the pick up truck that hit her was speeding. So the “concerned citizen!!” who wrote that it may have been the woman in the cars fault get the facts first before you start spewing crap.
This is a terrible tragedy, and my condolences go out to the families of these folks.
I personally know of 4 deaths that have occurred at this intersection. As the area becomes more populated, this toll will surely rise if a solution is not found to improve the safety at this intersection. I urge the County/State Government to implement better traffic control at and around this intersection to help ensure the safety of its citizens and possibly prevent future tragedies.
The intersection at CR 305/SR 100 is very dangerous when one is either turning off of or onto SR 100 from either direction. The major agricultural harvest season for this area runs from late November thru June and this is the main intersection that most of the area’s produce, cattle, timber and sod transports use to enter or exit the area. Making wide swings while turning is the norm for most of these large commercial vehicles. Most of the traffic is larger commercial traffic, mixed with school busses and some residential or passenger car traffic.
I believe the solution to fixing this dangerous intersection would be to:
#1 To widen and install turning lanes on SR 100 & CR 305 with enough traffic storage to allow for 2 semi trucks or school busses to stack up.
#2 To install flashing speed limit signs 1 mile prior to approaching the intersection to slow traffic to a safer speed and more safely allow for vehicles to enter or exit SR 100 onto or off of CR 305.
#3 At the intersection install flashing Caution lights in both directions of SR 100 East and West and a flashing Stop light for CR 305.
#4 The end of CR 305 should be widened with a turn lane on both East and West sides to eliminate or lessen wide swings by larger vehicles while turning off of or onto SR 100.
Unfortunately, it will be very hard to accomplish getting these much needed safety improvements implemented by local or state government. We will more than likely have to witness more carnage before the situation is addressed. (A Prayer) Please Lord console the families of the crash victims and let us all support them in this most tragic of times. Lord, please give our government leaders the wisdom and resolve to make safe the intersection at which this tragedy occurred. In Jesus name, Amen.
flagerhome grown says
the problem is people are in a hurry all the time. slow down I’ve lived out here all my life , people are always in a hurry and they think they rule the roads , t
With all respect for, and hurting as much as I am for, the victims of this horrible crash, I pray for them.
However, to the people who want a blinking light installed there: How many years has that “blinking light” been installed at the intersection of CR305 and CR302? HUH? The intersection of 305 and 302 has a 24/7 reputation of fatalities-some people just drive stupidly!
I would agree with a west-bound left turn lane, but I would NEVER use the lack of such as a reason for any accidents that have and might in the future happen there. You can’t just cover a tragic situation such as this without accepting that this happened because there was an idiot behind the wheel when they should not have been.
As for the suggestion that there should be placed at that intersection (4 way stop signs)-I suggest that you keep living where you currently live and stop posting comments off the wall.
Hugs to all the people affected personally by this. :(
Prayers to all concerned.
TownFolk Resdent says
MAYBE if they fixed the damn roads instead of WASTING tax payers money by using companies that bleed them dry on prolonged projects that should only take a week MAX to complete, one of those vehicles may have been traveling on a completely different road, thus, no accident happening?
Earl Watt says
I have noticed that many people text while they drive in Florida. I don’t know if that is the case here but it deserves a look by the authorities. My prayers for all the victim’s!
Abe FreightTrain Quinby says
my thoughts and prayers go out to all involved <3
It’s not the road or the intersection, It’s the inattentive drivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!