A 70-year-old Georgia woman died from injuries sustained in a violent New Year’s Eve crash along west Cocoa Beach Causeway.
The two-car traffic crash happened about 9 p.m. Sunday along the causeway, not far from Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach reported. A criminal investigation is underway.
The woman killed, identified as Pamela Morrison, 70, of Barney, Georgia, was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved.
“It’s still under investigation,” said Sgt. J. Hughes of the Cocoa Beach Police Department.
Hughes did not release the name of the driver of either car. However, the drivers of both cars suffered injures in the crash. The crash — which blocked a portion of the causeway for several hours — was the result of a rear-end collision, with speed possibly being a factor, police reports show. The unidentified driver of the vehicle that struck the car the woman was in had interacted with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the evening, Hughes said without elaborating.
Paramedics treated the injured, who were transported to area hospitals. Traffic homicide officers sorted through a debris field of metal and glass that stretched several yards.