FHP misidentified driver in fatal crash

Fatal Crash
Posted at 11:06 AM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 07:14:48-04

EBRO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says it misidentified the driver of a vehicle involved in a head-on crash that killed two spring breakers from Ohio.

The agency said Wednesday that 21-year-old Courtney Miller of Niles, Ohio, was driving near Ebro Saturday morning when she drifted into opposing traffic.

The crash also killed 21-year-old Brittney Gallagher of Willoughby, Ohio, who was a front seat passenger. Two passengers in the back seat - Diana Mitchell of Solon, Okla., and Lauren Kane also of Willoughby, were hospitalized in critical condition. They were in the Panhandle for spring break.

FHP says Miller and Gallagher were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck and all the other passengers were taken to the hospital.

Authorities say alcohol wasn't a factor in the crash.