A 22-year-old Okeechobee man, Diego Vega, has died as a result of a traffic crash that happened in the 11000 block of U.S. 441.
A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that Diego Vega was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. According to the release, a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 43-year-old man traveled south in the northbound lane of U.S. 441. Diego Vega was traveling north in the northbound lane of U.S. 441 in a 2012 Chrysler 300.
The front of the Silverado collided with the front of Diego Vega’s Chrysler. The Silverado came to final rest facing southeast partially in the northbound lane and eastern shoulder of U.S. 441. The collision with the Silverado forced the Chrysler to travel southeast into the eastern grass shoulder of U.S. 441 and faced northwest.
First emergency responders arrived at the scene shortly after the accident happened. The driver of the Silverado sustained critical injuries and was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce by air.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. It was reported that both drivers were wearing their seat belts and the cause of the crash is under investigation.
The crash is currently being investigated by Trooper R. Ramos, FHP crash investigator, and Trooper Corporal J. Gitto, FHP, homicide investigator.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two vehicle accident involving a 22-year-old Okeechobee man, Diego Vega, which ultimately, resulted in his death. 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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