Traffic Accident Claims Life Of Wellington Woman

AUG. 12 — A Wellington woman died early Monday morning following a traffic accident at the intersection of Birkdale Drive and Wellington Trace.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, at approximately 5:30 a.m., a 2006 Scion XB driven by 86-year-old Terralee Herbert was traveling westbound on Birkdale Drive, approaching Wellington Trace. Meanwhile, a 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by 48-year-old Rodney Wetzel of Wellington was traveling northbound on Wellington Trace.

According to the report, Herbert failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection in front of Wetzel’s vehicle.

Herbert’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side and spun across Wellington Trace onto the sidewalk. Wetzel’s vehicle spun counterclockwise.

Herbert was pronounced dead at the scene.