Driver dies in Palm River SUV crash

Published Jan. 15, 2014

PALM RIVER — A woman died when she was thrown from a sport utility vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Causeway Boulevard near 78th Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Lesley Bonnell Bush, 45, was headed east on Causeway about 4:30 p.m. in a 1994 Ford Explorer when, for an unknown reason, she veered left onto the concrete median, troopers said. She overcorrected to the right and lost control as the vehicle spun clockwise.

The Explorer rolled several times, throwing Bush onto the roadway, before landing upright, troopers said. Bush died at the scene.

The crash remained under investigation early Wednesday.