VERO BEACH WOMAN DIES IN TWO-CAR ACCIDENT ON OSLO ROAD
During rush hour one recent Friday morning, there was a two-car accident on Oslo Road intersection where sadly an 84-year-old Vero Beach woman died and a 34-year-old Vero Beach woman was taken to the hospital. The two-vehicle crash at 27th Avenue Southwest and Oslo Road led to an hours-long closure of the busy southwest county thoroughfare. It reopened shortly after 12 p.m. following a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigation, according to local law enforcement officials. FHP investigators were the sole passengers of the car and both their cars were described as sedans according to the local news that evening.
While traveling in the eastbound inside lane on Oslo Road, the 84-year-old went through a red light at the 27th Avenue Southwest intersection. She struck the left-front side of the second car as it turned left with a steady green arrow from northbound 27th Avenue Southwest onto westbound Oslo, according to the report. The eastbound sedan came to a stop off the road on the northeast side of the intersection, while the second car spun clockwise and stopped in the intersection facing east, highway officials reported.
The crash was reported at 8:01 a.m. and emergency workers were called to the area at 8:02 a.m., said Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion, Chief Steve Grier. The 34-year-old was taken to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce, and the woman in the first vehicle was taken to nearby HCA Florida Vero Beach Emergency at 660 South U.S. 1 where she later died from her injuries, Grier said. The FHP did not release the names of those involved in the crash.
STUART MOTORCYCLIST MAN DIES ON STATE ROAD 60 AFTER AN SUV CAR CRASH IN VERO BEACH
A Stuart man died after he was thrown from his motorcycle following an impact with an SUV on State Road 60 over the weekend, highway officials said. The crash happened Aug. 6 at roughly 9:15 p.m. in the highway's westbound lanes in an area with access to retail and hardware stores near the Indian River Mall, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
The 36-year-old was pronounced dead where his motorcycle fell and came to a stop in the 6100 block of State Road 60, just west of the Indian River Commons shopping area entrance, according to recent information from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. The shopping plaza surrounds the mall's south side Investigators said leading up to the crash the motorcycle was traveling west in the inside lane of the three-lane highway as it approached the area where the SUV was reportedly stopped, preparing to exit westbound from the access to Target and Indian River Square, at 5970 20th Street. As the SUV, driven by a 60-year-old Vero Beach man, pulled out onto the highway’s westbound lanes it traveled across both the outside and center lanes and into the path of the motorcycle in the inside lane, according to the report.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, collided with the rear of the SUV and the driver was ejected onto the roadway just south of Lowe’s, while the SUV stopped on the north shoulder of the highway in the 6000 blocks just near an auto shop. The were no injuries reported among the two people inside the SUV. Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Lt. Indiana Miranda said by email the investigation would continue for 90 days, which she said was standard for all traffic homicides. The FHP did not release the names of those involved in the crash.
MAN KILLED IN CAR CRASH ON ANGLE ROAD NEAR KINGS HIGHWAY IN FORT PIERCE
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Dalton Faron Wilson, 23, of Fort Pierce, was killed Saturday evening in an automobile in a car crash in St. Lucie County. The accident occurred on Angle Road near Kings Highway in Fort Pierce. Wilson was a passenger in a Toyota Scion driven by Cynthia Stephens, 24, also of Fort Pierce. She was seriously injured along with a second passenger, Carol Stephens, 21. The FHP states Stephens’ car was traveling westbound on Angle Road approaching a left-hand curve. A Ford F350 pickup truck driven by Benjamin Gotti, 53, of Jacksonville, was proceeding eastbound on Angle Road. For an unknown reason, Stephens’ car went off the roadway and then back on, clipping Gotti’s truck in the process. Stephens’ car was pushed into a guardrail and the accident ensued.
Toxicology reports are pending. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. FHP Trooper Hit By ‘Possibly Intoxicated’ Woman On Turnpike In West Delray Beach A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after authorities said he was hit by a woman who was possibly intoxicated. According to the FHP, the wreck happened just after 8 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Floridas Turnpike near the Atlantic Avenue exit in west Delray Beach. The trooper was sitting in his marked FHP Chevy Tahoe in the right emergency shoulder when a woman, driving a Hyundai Venue, veered into the right shoulder and rear-ended the trooper's vehicle.
The trooper was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the woman was also taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, the FHP said. According to an initial crash report from the FHP, the driver of the Hyundai Venue was "possibly intoxicated.” The accident remains under investigation.
BOCA RATON POLICE SEARCHING FOR SILVER SUV AFTER PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN
Authorities are searching for the driver of a silver SUV who is on the run after hitting a pedestrian in an intersection in Boca Raton early Wednesday morning, according to police. The SUV driver hit the pedestrian in the westbound lanes while crossing the intersection of Glades Road and Butts Road in the 2300 block shortly before 6:30 a.m., Boca Raton Police said. A bystander found the pedestrian on the road. Surveillance video in the area showed the suspect’s SUV fleeing westbound on West Glades Road, according to police. The suspect’s car’s front headlight and the bumper should be damaged. The pedestrian’s name was not released Wednesday.