The toxicology reports on the three teenagers that died when the vehicle they where driving in went into a canal showed impairment on the driver according to Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office.
On November 15, 2009 at approximately 12:18am a 2007 red Volkswagen driven by Sean Maxey, 16, of Coral Springs was attempting to turn onto University Drive from Broken Woods Drive. As Maxey entered University Drive his vehicle struck a 1998 gold Acura driven by Kiran Parekh, 59, of Miami. After striking the Acura Maxey drove in reverse on Broken Woods Drive striking a street sign and guardrail before going into a canal. Maxey and three other passengers were inside the vehicle when it went into the canal. Evan Sinisgalli, 15, of Coral Springs was able to exit the vehicle and swim to land. Maxey and the other two passengers, Robert Nugent, 16, of Coral Springs and Anthony Almonte, 16, also of Coral Springs had to be extracted by Coral Springs police officers.
All four teenagers were transported to Coral Springs Medical Center where Maxey, Almonte and Nugent were pronounced dead.
Both the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office and NMS Labs in Pennsylvania completed toxicology reports. Senior Toxicologist Michael Wagner of the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office stated “The amount of 6.4ng/mL of Delta-9-THC in the blood of driver Sean Maxey reveals a recent ingestion of the THC. The individual would be under the influence of the drug and would exhibit CNS (central nervous system) impairment”.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Eric Schuster of the Coral Springs Police Department Traffic Unit at 954-346-1247.
PIO Sergeant Joe McHugh 954-346-1274