ORLANDO, Florida. – A young woman who survived a massacre at a gay Florida nightclub is killed in a highway car accident.
Orlando television station WFTV reported Monday that the 20-year-old Jahqui Seville, was driving at an Orlando-area highway early Sunday when she lost control of her car for an unknown reason. The car jumped the highway median and hit a SUV traveling in the opposite lanes.
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The Florida Highway Patrol says Soraya Matias-Roth, 53, of Lakeland, Florida, who was in the SUV, was also killed, and three others in the SUV were hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening.
The highway patrol said in an accident report that the crash is still under investigation.
Seville played for the Orlando Anarchy Women’s Football team, that the news of the death and its sympathy on Facebook.
“When a person we love leaves us, we never lose they are more like a part of us,” the team said on its Facebook page. “Jahqui Sevilla will always be in our hearts and a part of the Orlando Anarchy Family.”
Sevilla survived last year’s Pulse nightclub massacre that left 49 people dead — the worst mass shooting in modern AMERICAN history. Shooter, Omar Mateen, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, was killed in a shootout with police after a three-hour stand-off.