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Father Driving At High Speed Kills Daughter In Crash

FORT PIERCE — A father was driving more than twice the speed limit on South Indian River Drive before the crash that killed his 24-year-old daughter, according to recently released court records.

The man, 47, told Fort Pierce police he had been drinking. The crash happened in the 2000 block of South Indian River Drive.

His 24-year-old daughter, who was the passenger in the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, died.

The man was arrested on a felony vehicular homicide charge, but records outlining evidence against him weren’t released until recently.

A 911 caller reported a sedan had crashed into a tree in front of her home and was on its roof. The caller reported it looked as if the driver got out and headed north, while the passenger wasn’t moving.

Police found the driver about 500 feet north of the car. They determined the Chevrolet was southbound on South Indian River Drive before veering to the right. The driver lost control and the vehicle slid. The vehicle crossed back over both lanes, struck two palm trees and overturned.

The crash is under investigation.

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