Go Fish!

fishingThe Daggerwing Nature Center is offering two more Fishing Fridays this summer. The dates are July 25th and August 8th from 1o to 11:30 a.m. Kids ages 8-15 are welcome to try their hand at freshwater fishing.
Classes include fishing pole basics, casting tips, freshwater fish identification and fish habits. The Nature Center provides all fishing supplies but participants should bring sunscreen, a water bottle and closed-toe shoes or water shoes. The fee is $10 per child per class.
Space is limited to 10 per class so please preregister by calling 561-629-8760. You can also visit the Daggerwing Nature Center to register. Daggerwing Nature Center is located in South County Regional Park.

Fatal Crash Victim Named: Bradley Street

The Palm Beach Sheriff has identified the victim of this morning’s crash at US-441 and Palmetto Park Road. Bradley Street (31) was allegedly killed when his station wagon collided with an SUV.
The SUV was reportedly driven by 32-year-old woman named Kelsey Cooper (32). Both are from Boca Raton, and reports indicate the accident occurred around 1 am. Readers tell us the scene was still active after 6 am with the vehicle homicide unit on scene.
There’s some indication deputies are placing the blame for the accident on Cooper along with suggestions of impairment by alcohol or drugs, but it’s early. It can be very difficult to assign responsibility and such accusations should be considered speculative at this point. As far as we can tell Cooper is not charged with any offense at this point and even if she is, she’s innocent until proven guilty.
Neither of the individuals mentioned show any significant history in the courts of the three counties in South Florida.
From the Sheriff’s Facebook photo page:

Incident Date: 07/21/14 Incident Time: 1:00 am
V-1 was northbound on US Highway 441 (State Road 7) in the outside through lane. V-2 was westbound on Palmetto Park Road in the left turn lane to go southbound on US Highway 441. V-2 attempted to make his left turn and entered the intersection on a green traffic light. V-1 entered the intersection on a red traffic light and the front of V-1 violently impacted with the driver’s side of V-2. D-2 was extricated from his vehicle by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and transported to Delray Medical Center where he died as a result of the injuries sustained in this crash. Impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash and charges are pending toxicology results.


Kids at the Library

booksThere are a few events taking place this week at the West Boca Branch and Glades Branch of the Palm Beach County Library. To preregister for events at Glades, call 561-482-4554. To preregister for events at West Boca, call 561-470-1600.
chocolatebarOn July 22nd at 6 p.m. is a Chocolate Tasting Party! for ages 11 to 17. Kids can explore chocolate through tastings, trivia, games and more. (Glades)
On July 24th at 3 p.m. is Prehistoric Popcorn for ages 8 through 12. The Florida Public Archaeology Network will make a hands-on presentation about popcorn archaeology. (Glades)
winterOn July 25th at 2:30 p.m., kids aged 3 to 8 can enjoy Winter in July Crafting. Create winter themed crafts in the story room. (West Boca).

Serious Crash at US-441 & Palmetto Park

Readers reported to us that there was a major accident at 441 and Palmetto Park Road in the early hours this morning. A few minutes ago one reader sent us the above image (edited to fit our site).
Our first notice of the accident was a message from a reader at 5:48 am:

There is a horrible accident at the intersection of 441 & Palmetto. Looks like 2 vehicles involved. They are not letting traffic through the intersection.

Around 6:30 am another reader messaged us:

441 and palmetto closed and homicide unit is there. Any info?

We didn’t have any info then and not much more now, though we have inquired of both the Sheriff and Fire Rescue. The Vehicle Homicide Unit’s presence suggests a fatality or near-fatality.
A third reader messaged us before 7 am:

Good morning! Heavy police activity on 441 and palmetto. Car accident involving an suv. The intersection is shut down, police advising to seek alternate route. Several cop cars on scene. Hope all involved is ok. Heard helicopters from palmetto pines.

By the time we looked at it, traffic appeared to be clear. Other readers posted comments saying it was as early as 1 am.