Driver ID'd in crash that killed Brevard toddler, 3 others
William Ogletree was driving in wrong lane, troopers say
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A Christmas shopping trip ended tragically for a young mother, her toddler and the driver of the car in which they were riding when it was hit head-on by another vehicle going the wrong way.
The three Brevard County residents -- 20-year-old Paige Altman of Titusville, her 2-year-old daughter, Kyleigh Altman, and 22-year-old Cameron Greene, of Cocoa -- were killed in the Sunday night accident on State Road 50 in Orange County.
Florida Highway Patrol investigators said William Ogletree, 32, of Orlando, was behind the wheel of a GMC sport utility vehicle and was driving the wrong way on S.R. 50 when he struck a Honda Accord being driven by Greene.
Ogletree was also killed in the crash.
The accident occurred at about 9 p.m. at SR 50 and Cupid Avenue. FHP troopers are investigating the crash and why Ogletree was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of S.R. 50.
"The three victims in the Honda are completely innocent in this," said Sgt. Kim Montes, a spokeswoman with the FHP.
Gary Altman told Local 6 News partner Florida Today that his daughter, granddaughter and Greene had gone Christmas shopping, and had stopped for dinner and were returning home when the crash occurred.
"She went nowhere without her daughter," Gary Altman said as he paused to compose himself.
Paige Altman was a certified nursing assistant who was studying to become a registered nurse. She had also worked in the family business, Altman Cooling and Heating, and was planning on returning to Eastern Florida State College next semester.
"She was very determined," her father said. "She set her mind on something and she did it."
Maegan Moaratty, Paige Altman's older sister, said her sister was driven and independent, and someone you could depend on.
"She was kind and caring and generous," Moaratty said. "She would do anything for anybody."
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