By Online Staff
BOYNTON BEACH – (Sept. 14, 2012) Three men were killed when a car lost control and slammed into their parked pickup truck on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. Friday in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Woolbright Road (exit 56), according to the Highway Patrol.
Two pickup trucks – a Toyota Tundra and a Ford pickup truck – were stopped along the emergency lane of the Interstate with all five male passengers outside trying to fix a mechanical problem, troopers said.
Cheryl Lee Daugherty, 42, of Oakland Park, was driving her 2004 Mercedes Benz when for undetermined reason she lost control, veered across three of the lanes and slammed into the back of the Toyota Tundra, troopers said. She struck all five men.
Andrew Hickey, 42, from Deerfield Beach, and Christopher Andrews, 25, from Pompano Beach, died at the scene.
Another victim, 61, of Deerfield Beach, also was killed. His name was not yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Two other victims – Ernest Woods, 49, of Pompano Beach, and Thelonius McCarthy, 31, of Pompano Beach, also suffered critical injuries, troopers said.
Daugherty was taken to Bethesda Hospital. She was driving with a suspended license, troopers said.
The crash is under investigation.