|Published:||Sep 18, 2013 6:26 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 18, 2013 6:38 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.,- We are learning new details about this crash that killed two people on I-75 back in June.
At the time, we knew the driver of one of the vehicles, 16-year-old Janelle Arvelaez was stopped in the road near the Pine Ridge Road exit.
WINK News has the final report from Florida Highway Patrol.
FHP investigators say Janelle Arvelaez stopped in the middle of the far right lane.
She put her van in park, turned on her parking light, and then took the keys out of the ignition.
That's when troopers say a tanker truck driven by Alexander Brener slammed into her.
Right after the crash, friends told WINK News that Janelle was grounded for bad behavior.
Her mother told investigators, Janelle got up in the middle of the night and took the keys to her minivan and left their Lehigh home, possibly to go meet friends in Naples.
The question has always been why was Janelle stopped in the middle of the highway?
Investigators say the vehicle was in good mechanical condition and Janelle's mom had even put thirty dollars worth of gas in the van that evening.
FHP says the tanker driver Alexander Brener didn't see the mini van stopped in the road and crashed.
Investigators say both drivers were thrown from their vehicles and neither were wearing a seat belt.
Test results found no drugs or alcohol in either of the drivers.
Friends and family say Janelle never showed any signs she might be suicidal.
This accident happened just two days after Janelle turned 16 and two days before Alexander would have had his 49th birthday.
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