By Rich Pollack
A long-time employee of the Gulf Stream Bath & Tennis Club was struck by a car and killed as she crossed State Road A1A during a heavy rainstorm.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Mariana Jean, 65, of Delray Beach, who according to police had worked at the club for more than 20 years, left shortly after 4 p.m. on Dec. 26. The accident occurred as she was walking toward her car, parked near tennis courts on the west side of North Ocean Boulevard.
According to police, she was holding a piece of cardboard over her head to protect her from the rain as she crossed the road and was struck by a southbound Ford Fusion driven by a 23-year-old Delray Beach resident. The driver, who police said was unable to avoid striking Jean, remained at the scene.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the investigation is continuing but that charges against the driver seem unlikely.