• Police: Car traveling 110 mph when it crashed in Daytona Beach Shores


    DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. - Police in Daytona Beach Shores are investigating a crash that killed a speeding driver around midnight Tuesday night.
    The accident happened on S.R. A1A near the Oceans 8 condominiums on South Atlantic Avenue.
    Police say the driver was going 110 mph at the time of the crash. The speed limit in the area is 35 mph.
    Traffic homicide investigators with Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety are still trying to find out why the driver of a car traveling so fast.
    Police said the car was traveling southbound when it struck a curb, flew 13 feet into the air and stuck a light pole.
    Police said surveillance cameras from a nearby condominium captured the crash.
    According to investigators, when the crash happened there were reports of a large explosion from as far as a mile away.
    "I was sound asleep and I heard this crash that sounded like a train coming. It was so loud I immediately woke up and looked at the clock and it said 12 o'clock," said resident Paul Demange.
    Police said the driver was the only person in the car, which is register in Florida. The are working to identify the driver. 

    "It does appear that it was lucky no other vehicles or pedestrians were involved," said Sgt. Mike Fowler with Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety.

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