FHP identifies two of three people killed in semi collision near Indiantown

Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 01, 2016

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified two of the three people killed in a collision with a tractor trailer Sunday on State Road 710 in Martin County near Indiantown.

The driver of a Chevrolet Malibu lost control and crossed a double solid yellow line into the path of a semi driven by Mickey Allen Strickland, 47, or Lacoochee, Florida, according to troopers.

The collision, around 5:15 p.m., caused the Malibu to be torn in two. All three people in the car died at the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol has identified two of the passengers as Amber Ruiz, 23, and Serenity Hines, 4, both of Arcadia.

Troopers are still trying to notify relatives of the driver. Investigators would only say he was a 22-year-old-man.

Following the collision with the Malibu the truck continued across the westbound lane and struck a metal guardrail, according to traffic investigators.

The driver of the semi was hospitalized in Martin County in serious condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol says investigators have not yet determined what caused the driver of the Chevrolet to lose control. The crash remains under investigation.