Palm Bay Mom and Child Die In Traffic Accident


PALM BAY, Florida –  The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that 29-year-old Latwinnett Dixon of Palm Bay, Florida and her 3-year-old daughter, Nazirah Wilson, died this morning from the injuries that they sustained in a fatal crash which occurred around 4:47 a.m. this morning on I-95 just north of mile marker 173 and south of Malabar Road in Palm Bay, Florida.  

FHP says that a semi-truck and trailer driven by 53-year-old Carlos Abreu of Miami, Florida was towing the cab portion of another semi-truck driven by 43-year-old Gaston Arbolaez of Miami Gardens, Florida that had become disabled with a chain.  Both semi trucks were traveling southbound on I-95 below the posted speed limit.

Dixon was also driving southbound on I-95 in a 2011 Toyota SUV when, for an unknown reason, the front of the Toyota struck the rear of the towed semi cab.

FHP Troopers are still investigating the actions of Abreu and Arbolaez and charges are pending. 
At this time, no witnesses to the accident have come forward.  Troopers are asking that anyone who witnessed the crash or the first semi towing the second semi prior to the crash to contact FHP at (407) 737-2213.

According to FHP spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes, both of the deceased were wearing seat belts and/or child restraints before the crash occurred and that alcohol was not related to the crash.

Abreu and Arbolaez did not sustain any injuries as a result of the crash.