Head-On Crash in Indian River County, Florida Claims One Life
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a two-car, head-on collision that killed a 75-year-old woman in the early afternoon hours of Thursday, June 6, 2019, according to WPTV 5. The woman who died lived in Fort Pierce, Florida and was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash. Troopers said that two other people suffered injuries in the head-on crash. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time. Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. Law enforcement officers did not provide any information, whether either of the surviving drivers would face criminal charges as a consequence of the collision. *
Florida Highway Patrol identified the 75-year-old woman who died as a passenger in a Toyota that was operated by a 72-year-old man with the same last name who is also from Fort Pierce. The initial investigation conducted by the troopers suggests that a 47-year-old man driving a Dodge Durango crossed over the center line in the 100-block of 43rdAvenue, a short distance south of Second Street. The Durango slammed head-on into a Toyota Venza traveling southbound on 43rdAvenue, in the southbound lane.
Officers and emergency personnel transported the two occupants of the Toyota Venza to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, according to TCPalm.com. The 75-year-old woman died at the hospital. The 72-year-old driver of the car sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized. Meanwhile, the 47-year-old driver of the Dodge Durango that crossed over the center line of 43rdAvenue also sustained serious injuries in the crash. Medics transported him to Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.
Troopers have the crash under investigation. They announced that alcohol played no role in causing the head-on wreck. Officers closed the road for some time to complete their investigation and were able to re-open the road to traffic by 3:00 p.m.
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