At the time of this writing, 84-year-old driver-Richard Alan Coleman is listed as critical but stable and 80-year-old passenger-Dorothy Elizabeth Coleman is listed as serious but stable. Additional evidence at the scene determined that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision.
Perera was behind the wheel Thursday on the Selmon Expressway eastbound when she lost control of her car, hit the Felipak’s car and sent it into the westbound lanes, where it was hit by two other vehicles and burst into flames
At Morris Avenue, Parada lost control of his vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a traffic light pole and control box before entering the lobby.
Trooper Ryan Doyle indicate HIGGINS was operating a 2001 Ford Explorer on Old Colony Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle, swerved right, and struck the girl.
Police say that Diemert fled the scene and was captured and jailed on DUI vehicular assault charges as well as violation of ignition interlock requirements, hit and run and driving while license is revoked.
SHE WAS KILLED AND THE CULPRIT FLED LIKE A COWARD A loving mother, she is survived by her five children, Alexandra, Angel, Elizabeth, Adriana, and Rodney Jr.;