Margaret Ann McGuire a resdient of Palm Coast and the wife of former police union executive and one-time Flagler County Commissioner Pat McGuire — died Friday in a traffic accident on U.S. 1 in Palm Coast. Mrs. McGuire was killed when her car hit the back of a trailer being pulled by a dump truck. At the time of the crash the dump truck was trying to make a U-turn on U.S. 1 just past Seminole Woods Parkway.
The car accident occurred on Friday at about 8:30 a.m. Mrs. McGuire was driving her car south in the left lane of U.S. 1. The dump truck was being drivn by Willie Suggs, of South Daytona. He was hauling a flat trailer loaded with a backhoe. About 100 feet past Seminole Woods Parkway, Suggs slowed to make a U-turn. The left front of Mrs. McGuire’s car hit the right rear of the trailer. Mrs. McGuire was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was wearing her seat belt, and her airbag deployed.
Suggs was not injured in the crash. Charges for the fatal collision are pending and the investigation may continue for another 30 to 60 days.