FORT PIERCE, Fla. - ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Two people died in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Fort Pierce, west of Lakewood Park, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred at 4:31 p.m. at the intersection of Indrio Road and Russakis Road.
Investigators said Matthew Compton, 23, of Fort Pierce, Fla., and his passenger were both killed in the wreck.
The Florida Highway Patrol said their car was heading eastbound on Indrio Road when it crossed the center line.
Compton and his passenger were killed after crashing into a vehicle driven by Joseph Perdue, 70, of Fort Pierce that was going westbound.
Perdue was taken to Lawnwood Hospital in serious condition.
Officials have not released the name of the passenger killed in the wreck.