Second body found days later in Brevard A1A fiery crash

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Days after a fiery crash killed a driver in Melbourne, a second body was found near the scene on Monday.

Melbourne police said the body of 60-year-old Art Stroud was found in a wooded area off Magnolia Avenue.

Investigators believe Stroud was walking Saturday when he was hit by a vehicle driving down A1A.

Witnesses said they thought they saw the man get hit, but authorities were unable to find a body on Saturday.

"I saw him walk out of the public access and walk south," said homeowner Dave Robinson.. "I knew he had to be hit by the car."

"Everyone, including deputies, Melbourne police and troopers, looked for this alleged pedestrian," said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes. "We looked in the area. He was so far back in there that no one saw him in the shrubs in the woods."

FHP said an electrician was trying to repair the wall that was damaged in Saturday's crash when he walked down to the brush beyond a cluster of palm trees and found Stroud's body.

"It's awful," said Robinson. "My wife is just destroyed."

Troopers said Nancy Chancey, 59, was the driver of a Dodge Charger that lost control, hit a wall and burst into flames along A1A in Brevard Saturday afternoon.

Chancey was killed when she was tossed from her car moments before it caught fire near Pine Tree Drive, according to FHP.

"I hear long screeching noises from tires and then about three explosions," witness Scott Sterling said. "The flames were 30 feet high."

According to a report released by FHP, Chancey was driving her vehicle at a high rate of speed when she tried to change lanes, clipped another vehicle and lost control. At some point after the Dodge hit the car, Chancey hit the pedestrian, the report said.

"I heard her hit that white car down there, and then I saw her car flying through the air," another witness said. "It's a fast car, obviously."

The crash is under investigation.

Channel 9 has learned Chancey was a habitual traffic offender who had 23 speeding violations and a DUI charge.

The license plate on her car read, "HALNASS."