One of two women who died Monday in a head-on crash in Florida was a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting, Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan told WFTV on Tuesday.
Sheehan described Jahqui Sevilla as a good person and a private woman who was starting to get her life back together after the June 12, 2016, attack.
The 20-year-old Orlando woman was leaving the club when she and a friend hid behind a couch as Omar Mateen started shooting last year. She spoke with WFTV in the hours after the attack.
Troopers said Sevilla was driving south on State Road 417 near University Boulevard at about 12:30 a.m. Monday when she lost control of her Mitsubishi Lancer, crossed the median and crashed head-on into a northbound Dodge Durango driven by Soroya Matias-Roth, 53, of Lakeland.
The collision killed both women, investigators said.
Troopers said they're still trying to determine whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Sevilla and other survivors of the mass shooting rode earlier this year on a tribute float in the 2017 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
Sevilla was an athlete who played for the Orlando Anarchy women's football team.
The crash remains under investigation.
WATCH: Jahqui Sevilla tells WFTV what she witnessed at the Pulse nightclub attack
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