Four People Killed In Martin County Car Crash
Four people died Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash in Martin County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Authorities said that the wreck happened at the intersection of southbound Federal Highway and Northwest Baker Road just after 12:30 p.m.
The deadly crash shut down both directions of Federal Highway for about six hours.
Just before 6:30 p.m., the northbound lanes of Federal Highway were open. Southbound lanes reopened shortly after.
Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Indiana Miranda said the wreck occurred when a Tesla sedan was traveling southbound on Federal Highway in the inside lane, approaching the intersection onto 14th Street.
Florida Highway Patrol said the Tesla’s front collided with the right front of the minivan. The Tesla overturned and caught on fire. The minivan came to a final rest on the shoulder of the intersection.
The driver of the Tesla, a man born in 2004, died in the wreck. A female passenger in his car, who was born in 2006, was taken to the hospital but later died from her injuries.
The driver of the minivan, a man born in 1952, died in the wreck. A female passenger in the minivan, born in 1949, also died.
Northbound traffic had to be diverted south of the Manuel Bridge while officials investigate the wreck.
Deadly Crash Involving Vehicle And Pedestrian In West Palm Beach
At least one person is dead following a crash between a vehicle and pedestrian in West Palm Beach on Monday, police reported.
The West Palm Beach Police Department posted on Twitter just before 12 p.m. that a half-mile stretch of eastbound 45th Street is shut down between North Military Trail and Village Boulevard, west of Interstate 95, “due to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.”
The driver of a white SUV involved in the wreck remained at the scene.
Traffic homicide investigators reported to the scene.
Two Killed, Including 15-Year-Old Boy, In Car Crash In Northern St. Lucie County
According to the Florida Highway Patrol on Friday, two people died after a traffic crash in which their sedan was hit by another vehicle that didn’t stop for a red light.
The crash happened at around 7:17 p.m. at Indrio and Johnston road in northern St. Lucie County, the FHP stated.
A 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman were killed in the crash, both listed as Fort Pierce residents.
The 34-year-old woman was driving south on Johnston road with a 66-year-old Fort Pierce woman in the front passenger seat. The 15-year-old boy was in the back.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the vehicle was turning left to go east on Indrio Road and was approaching a green left turn arrow.
Meanwhile, a sedan westbound Indrio Road approached a red signal as the other vehicle turned left. The crash happened in the intersection, the Florida Highway Patrol stated.
The 34-year-old woman, who wore her seatbelt, died at the scene. The 15-year-old boy, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and also died at the scene.
The 66-year-old passenger, who wore her seatbelt, sustained minor injuries, as did the 33-year-old driver of the other vehicle. Both were taken to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce.
One Dead After Orlando Car Crash Split Vehicle In Half
A serious crash near downtown Orlando left one person dead.
It happened around 3 p.m. on East Colonial Drive and Shine Avenue
The force of the crash shot a piece of the car across Colonial Drive and through the window of an office and split the vehicle in half.
Orlando Police say the crash happened close to 3:15 a.m.
Two people were in the car, and one of them died in the hospital. No other cars were involved.
The conditions of the other person in the car has not been released.
It appears that the car jumped the curb on the eastbound side of Colonial, sideswiped a building and then smashed into a utility pole, splitting the car in half.
Part of the car was flung across the road, shattering a window.
Two Lee County Men Arrested For Reckless Driving And Racing On Highways
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers arrested two men for speeding this weekend.
Tony Nguyen-Dinh, 20, was driving at 110mph in a posted 55 mph zone Friday night.
At around 10:14 pm, a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed on State Road 82, in the area of Alabama Road. One of the vehicles, an Acura RSX, was stopped for the violation. Nguyen-Dinh of Cape Coral was placed under arrest.
Sunday morning, at around 1:19 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers observed yet another vehicle traveling at a high rate.
D’Quaryan Elijah Byrd, 20, was driving at 130 mph on State Road 82, in the area of Sunshine Boulevard. Byrd was stopped and placed under arrest.
Both drivers were booked into Lee County Jail and charged with reckless driving and racing on highways.
The Florida Highway Patrol reminds all motorists to abide by posted speed limits. Reckless driving and racing, both arrestable offenses, are extremely dangerous driving behaviors for the drivers involved and all other road users in the area.