Friends and family members shared prayers, sympathy and sorrow after the death of 19-year-old Tori Otway in a single-vehicle rollover crash in DeBary on Sunday.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, said Laura Williams, a spokesman for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash investigation closed Shell Road for about nine hours, according to Williams. Orange City Fire Rescue pronounced her dead at the scene.
Otway was ejected from the 2003 Ford Escape SUV she was driving when it landed on its passenger side in parking area at 475. S. Shell Road. That’s in an industrial and commercial area south of the Springview subdivision.
“She was not wearing a seat belt,” Williams said in a statement. Otway was the only occupant.
She graduated from Deltona High School in 2016 and attended Daytona State College, according to her Facebook page.
Public records list her address as Deltona but she had recently been staying with a friend in DeBary.
Williams said Otway drove from the home at 1:10 a.m.
“Investigators said she drove west on Benson Junction, turned onto South Shell Road northbound, and the vehicle left the roadway, struck a curb and re-entered the roadway,” the statement said.
“The vehicle crossed the road and flipped onto its side, then rolled onto its roof in a parking area at 475 S. Shell Road.