Parents of Young Woman Killed in Palmetto Expressway Wrong-Way Crash Suing Driver

The guy who police believe to be at fault is being sued by the parents of a 19-year-old woman who was one of five teenagers killed in a wrong-way collision on the Palmetto Expressway last month.

According to the civil case, the family of Briana Pacalagua is suing 30-year-old Maiky Simeon for more than $30,000 in damages and is requesting a jury trial.

On August 20, early in the morning, a collision occurred on the Palmetto Expressway close to Northwest 57th Avenue. All five victims were in their late teens and included Pacalagua, Daniela Marcano, Giancarlos Arias, Valeria Pena, and Valeria Caceres.

Simeon, who was driving east in the westbound lanes, allegedly struck them head-on as they were returning from Arias’ farewell party.

Simeon, who was traveling at an estimated 80 mph when the collision occurred, was the sole survivor, according to officials.

Simeon had a blood alcohol level of.15, which is almost twice the legal limit in Florida, according to Florida Highway Patrol officers.

Her relatives described Pacalagua as having a lot of life.

Father John Pacalagua remarked, “She was daddy’s little daughter and now she is daddy’s little angel.”

“Just not easy to realize my kid is not there. We have to get through the day at home. I can only tell you through God’s might “Angela Pacalagua, the mother, stated. “She was a friend of mine. my eldest child. full of hopes and vitality.”

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