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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.

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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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