De Leon Springs 17-Year-Old Killed In Crash

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida –  17-year-old Gabriel Figueroa of De Leon Springs, Florida died as a result of injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash that occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019, near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Banana Street in Volusia County, Florida.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Figueroa was driving a 2005 Chevy pickup truck southbound on Grand Avenue.

For an unknown reason, the driver lost control of the Chevy. The pickup truck then overturned in the center grass median and ejected Figueroa. The Chevy then struck a palm tree.

Figueroa was transported to AdventHealth Deland where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, according to FHP reports.

A toxicology report is pending and the crash remains under investigation.