Juanita Coco Obituary – Death: YTT member Juanita Coco passed away from injuries sustained in a tragic car accident in Melbourne in 1993. She died at the age of 17 after attending her boyfriend Scott Tiedgens’ 20th birthday party in North Melbourne.
Juanita was reportedly in a Subaru wagon driven by a woman when she ran a red light and was hit by another vehicle.
Coco and another were pronounced dead due to the force of the impact. The driver of the vehicle and another passenger survived with minor injuries.
The preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident reported that the driver of the Subaru was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, and she was charged with manslaughter.