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DELTONA WOMAN, 19, DIES IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH OVERNIGHT
Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash at 475 S. Shell Road, DeBary, early Sunday morning, which claimed the vehicle's lone occupant.
Tori Lynn Otway, 19, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Orange City Fire Rescue. A traffic homicide investigation was then conducted by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office (VCSO).
Otway lived in Deltona but recently had been staying with a friend in DeBary. She had been with friends at her DeBary residence,15 Monroe Ave., Saturday night into Sunday morning. At about 1:10 a.m., Otway left the home in her white 2003 Ford Escape SUV. Investigators said she drove west on Benson Junction, turned onto South Shell Road northbound, and the vehicle left the roadway, struck a curb and re-entered the roadway. The vehicle crossed the road and flipped onto its side, then rolled onto its roof in a parking area at 475 S. Shell Road. The SUV rolled over and landed on its passenger side, ejecting the young woman. She was not wearing a seat belt.
South Shell Road was closed for about nine hours as the investigation continued. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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