By Staff Reports
BOYNTON BEACH – One man was killed and four others injured in a two-car crash near their homes west of Boynton Beach Sunday night, authorities said.
Steven V. Taitel, 69, died in surgery at Delray Medical Center this morning at 4:05 a.m., about six hours after the crash.
His wife, Karen Taitel, 68, is in critical condition with multiple injuries. The couple was riding in a four-door Infiniti sedan with another couple when they collided with a minivan. Their driver, Jack H. Weinstein, 73, received minor injuries, but Joyce Weinstein, 67, was hospitalized in serious condition, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office.
The crash happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Lyons Road and Royal Cobblestone Way, north of Boynton Beach Boulevard and the neighborhood where they live.
The driver of the minivan, Edith Bette Lewis, 72, is also in serious condition, Sheriff’s officials report.
The Infiniti was northbound on Lyons, when Lewis, driving alone in the southbound Dodge Caravan, attempted to turn left into her neighborhood and turned into the path of the Infiniti, according to the Sheriff’s officials report.
The Infiniti hit the Caravan on the passenger side, sending the minivan spinning. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews took both drivers and the three passengers to Delray Medical Center.