68-Year-Old Man Dies In Head-On Crash In Martin County

INDIANTOWN – A 68-year-old Okeechobee man died in a head-on crash in northwestern Martin County, the Florida Highway Patrol and police officials said.

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The wreck took place along the Bee Line Highway and sent a woman to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

Chris Buchanan was driving northbound on Bee Line Highway in a 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche when a southbound 2007 Peterbilt dump truck, driven by 43-year-old man of Port St. Lucie, crossed over the center lane and into Chris Buchanan’s path.

The Florida Highway Patrol Department said, Buchanan died at the scene, near Martin Highway and that his passenger, Deborah Buchanan of Okeechobee, sustained life-threatening injuries. Paramedics took her to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. No age for Deborah Buchanan was available, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 43-year-old Port St. Lucie man who was driving the dump truck was wearing a seat belt, but he still sustained minor injuries and was not taken to a hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol Department is encouraging all those who have additional information concerning what may have triggered or caused the crash to contact the Florida Highway Patrol Department.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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