Two dead while their husbands are in critical condition after crash in Boynton Beach


Two women from Boynton Beach died after they were thrown from the backseat of a car that crashed into another car while turning left, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Rosalind Lapenson, 81, and Irene Siegel, 82, weren’t wearing seatbelts, the Sheriff’s Office said. One died at the scene, and the other died at Delray Medical Center, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The women were riding in a car driven by Rosalind Lapenson’s husband, Jerry Lapenson, 89.

He and his third passenger, Irene Siegel’s husband, 93-year-old Sheldon Siegel, both were taken to Delray Medical Center with critical injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said, where they remained night. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

Lapenson was turning left from north Military Trail onto west La Chalet Boulevard about 7:45 p.m. His Nissan Altima cut into the path of a Mercury Sable driven by Edward Floyd, 52.

Floyd’s car hit the passenger side of the Altima, skidded off the road and smashed into a sign before stopping facing southeast on Military Trail. He was wearing a seatbelt and was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Lapenson’s car ended up in the east left turn lanes on La Chalet Boulevard.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.


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