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Garbage Truck Kills Woman Crossing Street In St. Lucie County

A 91-year-old St. Lucie County woman was fatally struck by a city garbage truck as she crossed the street, Palm Beach County officials said.

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A woman was struck as she crossed Juno Beach near Lake Park Avenue in Palm Beach County, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

“She went to Lake Park every day for coffee and a newspaper,” sobbed her 29-year old granddaughter. “She was 91 years old, and to go like this? It’s just really hard.”

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking into the incident, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

“She had tomato sauce and meatballs on her stove when she was killed,” her granddaughter said.

“That was her signature thing to hand out to all the siblings,” she said.

“She was well loved by everybody. Even our friends would call her nanny,” said her granddaughter, adding that her grandmother is survived by her children, 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a vehicle, which ultimately, resulted in the death of a 91-year-old woman. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victim can 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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