Pulse survivor dies in head-on collision Phil Ammann 05/31/2017 Our State Jahqui Sevilla, who escaped from the Pulse nightclub shooting last year, died in an auto collision Monday while driving south on State Road 417 outside of Orlando. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Sevilla’s Mitsubishi drifted into the northbound lanes, and hit another car head-on. Sevilla, 20, and the other driver, 53-year-old Soraya Matias-Roth of Lakeland, were both killed. After surviving the Pulse nightclub massacre, Sevilla began getting her life back in order by working, going to college and playing for the Orlando Anarchy women’s tackle football team. “She was getting her life back from when it was stolen,” Orlando Anarchy team captain Chandice Hunter told the Sentinel. “It just breaks my heart. She’s like a little sister.” On June 11, Sevilla attended an Orlando Predators Arena Football League team game with several friends, then going to Pulse for Latin Night. While most of her group left near closing time, Sevilla, teammate Paula Blanco, and Blanco’s boyfriend Cory Connell remained. During the shooting, Blanco was hit in the arm. Connell was one of the 49 people who died. Sevilla was one of three Pulse survivors – with Victor Baez Febo and Isaiah Henderson — riding on a float in New Year’s Day Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Pulse owner Barbara Poma was also on the float. Three other passengers were in the car driven by Matias-Roth; they were injured but are expected to live according to a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman. Troopers are still investigating the crash. Photo via Jahqui Sevilla’s Facebook Jahqui Sevilla, left, and Paula Blanco, right. Photo via Jahqui Sevilla’s Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.