Woman accused of lying after rolling vehicle in Micco

Deputies say a woman crashed her vehicle and lied about a carjacking in Micco, Florida.
Deputies say a woman crashed her vehicle and lied about a carjacking in Micco, Florida. (Photo Credit: Zach Broome)

MICCO – Deputies say a woman who crashed her minivan in Micco Wednesday evening had told them she was carjacked, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

However, Tod Goodyear, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, told Sebastian Daily that the carjacking never happened.

Goodyear said the woman crashed her own vehicle then told deputies she was carjacked from a gas station. Deputies used a helicopter and several K-9s to search for the alleged suspect Wednesday evening.

The Florida Highway Patrol is expected to issue citations against the woman. Officials have not yet identified her.

Southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 1 was backed up Wednesday evening through Micco and Grant while the crash was investigated. The crash happened north of Barefoot Bay Boulevard just after 6:00 p.m.

The woman’s vehicle rolled several times before settling on the side of the roadway. She was able to exit the minivan safely as deputies questioned her about the crash.

The woman is now facing possible charges by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Photo credit: Zach Broome

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.