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16-year-old boy dies in St. Lucie County crash

Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 27, 2018

SUBURBAN FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A 16-year-old boy died early Saturday morning in a crash near Fort Pierce.

Florida Highway Patrol says a 2008 Ford F150 truck was traveling southbound on Russakis Road just after midnight when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The truck veered to the left and struck a tree with its left rear. It then continued in a southwest direction over a small embankment, striking another tree with its left front.

The truck continued in a southwest direction, eventually overturning into a canal.

The truck was driven by a 17-year-old boy and had five passengers between the ages of 15 and 17, none of them wearing seatbelts.

Isaiah Santell, 16, of Fort Pierce died as a result of his injuries. All other passengers were hospitalized at Lawnwood Medical Center. The driver of the truck was uninjured.