Woman Charged For Triggering A Crash That Killed A FHP Sergeant And Injured Two

An Indian River County woman has been charged and apprehended for a car crash that killed a Florida Highway Patrol sergeant and injured a 61-year-old Port Salerno man.


Police authorities and the Florida Highway Patrol officials said, the Indian River County woman was seen speeding along Hobe Sound and Stuart, when she lost control of her 2016 Toyota Sequoia V8 and crashed into a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle driven by a 33-year-old FHP Sergeant, a police spokesman said.

The Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant also lost control of the vehicle after being hit and crashed into a Honda Accord driven by a 61-year-old woman from Port Salerno. The woman suffered several head injuries and was rushed to a hospital in Jensen Beach, Martin County.

Another passenger in the Honda, reported to be the son of the 61-year old crash victim, also suffered severe injuries and was taken to a hospital in Martin County. The FHP sergeant, whose name is still being withheld by the Martin County police authorities, died at the crash scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the Indian River County woman who had triggered the crash confessed to exceeding the authorized speed limit and alcohol limit. She is being held in the Indian River County  jail.


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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