16-year-old Vero Beach boy killed in 3-vehicle crash

Posted at 9:19 AM, Apr 11, 2017

A 16-year-old boy from Vero Beach was killed in a Monday afternoon wreck in Indian River County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:21 p.m. at the intersection of 27th Avenue SW and 13th Street SW.

FHP said Kyle Robert Nevins, 16, was driving a 1998 Honda Civic northbound on County Road 607 approaching 13th Street SW.

At the same time, a 2015 Chevy Equinox was traveling northbound on County Road 607 approaching 13th Street SW.

Nevins was directly behind the Equinox.

A third vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Avalon, was traveling southbound on County Road 607 approaching 13th Street SW.
FHP said the Equinox slowed down for traffic ahead.

For unknown reasons, Nevins failed to slow down and swerved to the left. The front right of his Civic collided with the rear left of the Equinox.

Nevins' Civic traveled in a northerly direction into the southbound lane, colliding with the front left of the Avalon.

The Civic traveled overturned, and Nevins was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

No one else was hurt in the wreck, but the report says charges are pending.