2nd teen dies in high-speed crash in Deltona
Deputies ID victims as Chester Turck, Zachary Hollenback
DELTONA, Fla. – Two Pine Ridge High School students were killed in a high-speed crash in Deltona, deputies said.
The double fatal crash happened around 10:41 p.m. at Saxon Boulevard and Urbana Avenue.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Zachary Hollenback, 17, was driving a 1992 Honda Prelude at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the car, which crossed into the westbound lanes and hit an oncoming Nissan Maxima.
Hollenback suffered critical injuries and was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital, where he died Friday, deputies said. His passenger, Chester Turck, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The driver of the Maxima, Charleen Ortiz, 37, was treated and released from Central Florida Regional Hospital, deputies said. Her passenger, Michelle Valentin, 13, was not injured.
There were no signs of impairment in the crash, and all occupants were wearing seat belts, according to officials.
Peyton Hughes worked with the two teens at a local Sonic. She said spoke with Hollenback Thursday before the crash.
"They always goofed around and did stupid stuff. They were always fun to be around. It was never like an upsetting moment," Hughes said.
Grief counselors were available Friday at Pine Ridge High, school officials said.
No other details have been released.
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