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Crash Survivor Can't Remember Husband, Son Killed in Accident

by Phil Helsel /  / Updated 

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A Florida woman who was injured in a car crash that killed her husband and their 1-year-old child in Altamonte Springs has no memory of the accident — or of her husband and child, it was reported Thursday.

Ivelisse S. Martinez, 27, doesn’t remember her husband, Jose L. Vargas Rosario, or their 1-year-old child who was killed, Brayden, NBC affiliate WESH in Orlando reported.

When an Orlando Regional Medical Center chaplain and police investigator told Martinez her husband and father were killed, she didn't recall them, the station reported.

Aerial shot of last week's fatal crash on State Road 436 and 434 in Altamonte Springs.
Aerial shot of last week's fatal crash on State Road 436 and 434 in Altamonte Springs.WESH-TV

"She does not remember the crash, and at that time did not remember the family members either," Altamonte Springs police Lt. Rob Pelton said. An expert told the station that temporary memory loss is not uncommon during head trauma.

The deadly Oct. 16 crash occurred after a 75-year-old woman slammed into the back of the family’s Kia, which was stopped at a red light at an intersection, at around 10 a.m., WESH reported.

Witnesses told the station the car didn’t try to stop before the impact.

Altamonte Springs police on Thursday identified the other driver as Cynthia Guthrie, but said there are no criminal charges pending, although the crash is still under investigation.

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