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Palm Coast resident Kathleen Jonas Boos and Easton, Pennsylvania resident Carl William Boos killed in Oceanshore Boulevard crash

Two other motorists were injured.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Two people were killed and two more were injured in a car crash on Oceanshore Boulevard the night of March 11 after the driver of one car tried to pass another and veered into the lane of an oncoming vehicle.

Palm Coast resident Kathleen Jonas Boos, 66 and a co-owner of the Sew & Quilt Shop in Bunnell; and Easton, Pennsylvania resident Carl William Boos, 67, both died in the crash.

Two other people — 51-year-old Ormond Beach resident William Gerald Schwarz, and 21-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico resident Brittinia Dimattia — were injured.

The crash happened at about 6:25 p.m. on Oceanshore Boulevard near Mariner's Drive, north of Painter's Hill.

Kathleen Boos was driving a 2010 Ford Focus north on Oceanshore Boulevard, with Carl Boos in the passenger seat, according to the FHP report.

Schwarz was driving a 2005 Mercury Sable south on Oceanshore Boulevard, and had been drinking, according to the FHP report. He pulled out into the northbound lane to pass a 2008 Infinity G3 driven by Dimattia, and struck the Boos' Ford head-on. 

The crash pushed the Ford into the path of the Infinity, which struck the Ford's front side. The infinity rotated into the path of a 2011 Buick Lacosse driven by 56-year-old Valrico, Florida resident Francis John Riva Jr.

Kathleen Boos and Carl Boos both died in the crash, and Schwarz and Dimattia were hospitalized — Schwarz at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, and Dimattia at Florida Hospital Flagler. 

Riva and his three passengers were not injured.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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