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Body of Pedestrian Involved in Florida Crash Found Two Days Later

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Justin Chavez4 years ago

The body of a pedestrian struck during a fiery crash outside a beachside home in Indialantic, Florida has was found two days after the crash. 

Details of the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver, 59-year-old Nancy Chancey, was speeding and driving erratically on Saturnday when her car hit a culvert, then went airborne and finally hit the wall of a home. Chancey was ejected and killed

On Monday, the owner of the house  was approached by a stranger who was looking for his brother. The owner then looked through a thicket of trees near his house and found the body of a pedestrian who was struck during the accident – the pedestrian was later identified as Art Stroud, 60.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes reported that a witness recalled seeing a pedestrian at the scene of the crash. Although the searchers of the scene included the Melbourne police, firefighters, and the Brevard Sheriff's deputies and troopers, the body was not initially spotted. 

The homeowner's security camera that captured the following: 

  • The pedestrian is seen walking back to the road from a nearby beach access. 
  • The man turns south along State Road A1A. 
  • 8 seconds later, he walks out of camera range, and the vehicle driven by Chancey is seen flying across the yard at about 5 feet in the air. 

Diver had History of Traffic Infractions

Chancey had a history of unsafe driving, including 23 speeding tickets in 10 years. She also had been involved in two previous accidents.

In addition, she was arrested for DUI in 2006, convicted of reckless driving, then arrested for another DUI after driving 68 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Recently, her infractions included a failure to maintain her lane on a causeway and possession of ocycodone, cloazepam, and Xanax. 


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