A St. Lucie County couple was killed when an alleged drunk driver slammed into their truck, police said.
A 67-year old man and his 66-year old wife died when their Chevy pickup was plowed into by an Audi A4 as they were attempting to make a left turn onto River Park near Fort Pierce.
The Audi, driven by a 23-year-old man, was traveling south on River Park as it hit the truck, causing it to overturn, police said.
Witnesses told police that the couple had a green light as they rounded the corner, while driver of the Audi ran the red light.
“There are witness accounts that the Audi driver was traveling at a high rate of speed,” FHP Detergent said at a press conference.
The couple was taken to a hospital in St. Lucie County where they were pronounced dead.
“They were traveling from one of the daughter’s houses where they had dinner with their daughter and grandchildren,” a witness said.
The Audi driver was taken to Delray Medical Center where he underwent surgery and remains in serious condition. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, but hasn’t been arraigned yet, police said.
“The driver made oral admissions that he was drinking,” FHP Detergent said, adding that he doesn’t have a criminal record.
The charges against the Audi driver could be upgraded after police finish their investigation, he said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in the death of an elderly couple. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victim can get justice and have a closure. 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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