Elderly couple in late December crash pronounced dead


Published: Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8:09 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8:09 a.m.

An elderly husband and wife have died of injuries they suffered as a result of a traffic crash in late December, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


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The accident happened Dec. 30 around 1:30 p.m. west of Gainesville on State Road 24 at Southwest 81st Street.

FHP troopers said a 2009 Toyota sedan southbound on Southwest 81st Street was making a left turn to go east on State Road 24 when it turned into the path of a westbound 2001 Pontiac van.

The Toyota driver, Aloysius G. Quinn, 91, of Melbourne, was first taken to Shands at the University of Florida and later transferred to the Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of his injuries on Tuesday evening, according to FHP.

Troopers said Quinn's wife, Lorraine D. Quinn, 90, who was a passenger during the accident, also was taken to Shands immediately after the crash. Medical staff at Shands pronounced her dead on Thursday morning.

Another passenger in the Quinns' car, Maria Del Rosario Frazier, 46, of Gainesville, was taken to Shands for treatment of minor injuries.

Troopers said the Pontiac's driver, Carol Wernik Hollinshead, 76, of Williston, was taken to North Florida Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

Prior to his death, Aloysius Quinn was charged with making an improper left turn.

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