Worker finds body of man killed in Saturday crash

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol says a body found in a wooded area along A1A on Monday morning is likely that of a man killed in a crash Saturday.

Officials said an electrical worker found the body near Pinetree Drive on Monday morning.

Witnesses said 59-year-old Nancy Chancey of Indialantic was driving a black Dodge Charger at high rate of speed Saturday afternoon when she clipped a Volvo in front of her. The Charger slammed into a telephone pole, a wall and a fence.

Chancey was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead.

When officials arrived on scene, one witness told them that a pedestrian was involved in the crash.

FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes says five agencies searched for another body, but they didn't find anything.

"When someone gets ejected, sometimes that can be perceived as a pedestrian," said Montes.

"It is very thick, heavy brush down there, and he was so far back in there that nobody saw him," she said.

The victim's brother filed a missing persons report Sunday, and the victim's car was found in the area of the crash scene.

A1A was closed for several hours in both directions after the crash while troopers investigated.


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