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Fiery Crash In Port St. Lucie; Driver Runs From Scene

A fiery crash in Port St. Lucie ended with the vehicle’s driver in jail, according to police officials.

Police officers went to Southwest Becker Road and Southwest Leeward Street in response to a fiery single-vehicle crash, said police Sgt. Keith Boham.

“The driver drove into the woods, and the vehicle caught on fire,” Boham said. “It wasn’t fully engulfed … it was relatively small.”

The driver, later identified as a 53-year-old man, ran from the scene, Boham said. Police did not have a hometown for him.

Officers searched nearby and found a man who matched the description of the driver in the area of Southwest Undallo Road and Southwest North Quick Circle, Boham said. “He admitted to the leaving the scene of the accident,” Boham said.

He also had an expired driver’s license and an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court regarding an expired driver’s license, Boham said. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, per protocol, but was medically cleared, Boham said.

He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired driver’s license, and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail, Boham said. He is being held there on $650 bail, according to the jail’s website.


Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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