A truck driver was confirmed dead in a head-on car crash in Martin County that left his car in flames, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Steve Michael was out for a drive with his 36-year old wife, before the crash happened, FHP said.
The FHP report said a 24-year old Okeechobee woman, was driving her 2000 Ford F-150 east on SW Warfield Boulevard about 10 miles northwest of Indiantown when she left her lane and entered the westbound lane where Steve was driving a 1988 Ford sedan. The cars collided and Steve car was “engulfed in flames,” according to FHP reports.
His 36-year old wife and the Ford driver were flown to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce with serious injuries. The Ford driver’s passenger, a 20-year-old girl, was driven to Martin Hospital South with minor injuries.
It wasn’t immediately known whether the Ford driver was under the influence of alcohol or any of the four people were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, FHP said. The wreck remains under investigation. Anyone with relevant information concerning what must have caused the car crash is encouraged to contact the FHP Department.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Cases involving accidents with trucks are always subject to heightened scrutiny because of the additional regulations placed on drivers of those vehicles. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”
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