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BurgerQue owner and two others killed in Texas crash

Posted at 11:50 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 23:50:18-05

At approximately 11:15a.m., on Dec. 9, BurgerQue owner, Timothy Mankin, 50, of Ft. Myers, was driving a Toyota SUV in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County, Texas. A crash two miles ahead was slowing traffic and Mankin failed to notice the 18-wheeler in front of him had come to a stop, and he rear-ended the truck.

Mankin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The front passenger, 29-year-old Brittaney Triglia, and 63-year-old Maria Triglia, both of Fort Myers, were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and pronounced dead by emergency room personnel a short time later.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 33-year-old Virginia resident, was not injured in the crash.