DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – The lone survivor of a deadly SUV crash in Deerfield Beach Wednesday night remains on life support in critical condition at Broward Health North.
Sandalie Jean-Baptiste, 20, was pulled from the water outside the SUV that crashed into a lake in Deerfield Beach. The accident happened around 10 p.m. when a Lexus SUV heading south on I-95 was involved in a three vehicle crash.
The driver of the SUV, Nadege Theodore, 37, lost control and crashed through a fence and wound up in the water. Rescue divers pulled Theodore, her nephew, Guivens Daverman, 16, and Jean-Baptiste from the water. Two were found outside the SUV, while the third was inside; all were in cardiac arrest.
The Broward Medical Examiner has confirmed that two of the three victims died by drowning, while results are still pending for the third victim.
Police said they thought they had gotten everyone out, but someone in the family alerted them that was not the case.
“Once we made next of kin notification, one of the family members notified us that there was possibly a fourth person in the car,” said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky confirmed to CBS4’s Natalia Zea the other victim in the crash was 15-year-old victim Lyn Theodore. Theodore was the driver, Nadege Theodore’s daughter. Rescue divers went back out to the lake and pulled out her body Thursday morning.
Family members said Nadege Theodore had just picked the others up at the Boca Town Center Mall and was on the way home to Pompano Beach when the accident happened.
The FHP is still investigating the accident.
At this time no charges have been filed.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel said there was some delay in their response time because they were given bad information from callers to 911 about where the accident occurred. They said the first arriving firefighters immediately went into the water in an effort to save the four victims.