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Vehicle crash kills building occupant
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Posted: 2014 Feb 14 - 06:13

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New Smyrna Beach Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash, which occurred at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at 600 Palmetto St. The police and New Smyrna Beach Fire/Rescue departments reported to the scene.

The two-story structure, which is owned by the Bert Fish Medical Center, was damaged significantly.

"All of us at Bert Fish Medical Center commend the efforts of the New Smyrna Beach Fire and Rescue and Police Department members," Bert Fish CEO Steve Harrell said in a news release. "They did an outstanding job of arriving immediately and treating those injured. All of us at Bert Fish are saddened by this unfortunate accident and the loss of life and injury caused by this tragedy.

The Coronado Medical Office Building was expected to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 11.

A preliminary police investigation showed Janet Spurgeon, 78, of New Smyrna Beach, drove a Chevy Malibu into the Coronado Medical Office Building.

The driver and several people within the building suffered injuries. Edmond Kestory, 63, of Edgewater, was transported by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Air One to Halifax Health Medical Center where he later died.

George Snyder, 76, of New Smyrna Beach, was transported by EVAC to Halifax under a trauma alert.

Florence Hopko 88, of New Smyrna Beach, was treated and released from Bert Fish Medical Center.

The driver, Ms. Spurgeon, was treated and released from Bert Fish Medical Center.

New Smyrna Police ask anyone that may have witnessed the accident to contact Investigator Jason Reve at (386) 424-2220.

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