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43-Year-Old Man Arrested For Causing Crash That Killed One

A 43-year-old man was speeding when he drove into the oncoming lanes, sped through the red light and crashed into the driver’s side of a 31-year-old man’s SUV, according to police officials and the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The crash heavily damaged both the 31-year-old man’s SUV and the front of the 43-year- old man’s SUV, police reports say. The impact sent the 43-year-old man’s vehicle backward into a utility pole, police and the Florida Highway Patrol reports say.

The 31-year-old man was taken to the hospital where he died, the Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

The 43-year-old man was “acting erratic” at the scene and was arrested by Martin County police, according to police reports.

Police found a prescription pill bottle with no label filled with hydroxyzine, which is used to treat anxiety and mood disorders, according to police reports.

The 43-year-old man was taken to University Hospital, where he was treated and released. He was then taken to the Martin County City Jail.

He has been convicted of driving without a valid license seven times since 2011. He also has several felony convictions for drug possession.


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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