Police ID Woman Killed In Weekend Crash On Indian River Drive As 77-Year-Old Michigan Resident
PORT ST. LUCIE — A woman who died after a weekend traffic crash in which two vehicles wound up in the Indian River Lagoon was identified as a 77-year-old Michigan resident, according to Port St. Lucie police.
The woman died after the crash at Southeast Walton Road and South Indian River Drive, according to Sgt. Keith Boham, police spokesperson.
The incident happened as the woman, driving a 2005 Toyota sedan, traveled east on Southeast Walton Road, and crashed into a 2010 Chevrolet sedan at a stop sign. Police went to the scene.
Both vehicles went down a roughly 30-foot embankment into the waterway.
A 28-year-old woman was driving the Chevrolet, and she sustained serious injuries, police stated.
Boham said police are working to determine what could have caused the crash to occur.
“We’re looking at any possibility that could have made this happen, including some type of medical emergency,” he said. “But we probably won’t know that for quite some time.”
Boham said the woman’s vehicle appeared to be speeding at the time.
“I can’t say how much she was speeding,” Boham said. “She hit with such force that both vehicles went over the embankment.”
A third vehicle, a 2006 Toyota truck, got “clipped in the rear” in the incident, according to police. The driver of that vehicle wasn’t hurt.
A police vehicle blocking traffic at Southeast Walton Road and Southeast Green River Parkway as part of the incident also was struck. The officer and a police canine in the vehicle “are well,” according to police. No other information was immediately available.
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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