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99-year-old man riding scooter hit and killed in Port St. Lucie

Victim fatally struck while attempting to cross US 1
A 99-year-old man riding an electric scooter was hit and killed July 15, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Posted at 1:43 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 13:44:54-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A 99-year-old man riding a scooter was hit and killed Wednesday morning by a vehicle in Port St. Lucie, according to police.

Senior Sgt. Lisa Marie Carrasquillo said the fatal crash occurred around 10:35 a.m. at the intersection of US Highway 1 and Port St Lucie Boulevard.

Police said the victim, Raymond Wendrzycki, 99, of Port St. Lucie, was attempting to cross US 1 eastbound on the north crosswalk while operating an electric three-wheel scooter.

At the same time, a Jeep Cherokee was attempting to make a left turn from SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard to travel northbound on US 1.

However, the Jeep Cherokee collided into the scooter, according to Carrasquillo.

Wendrzycki was transported to a local hospital by St Lucie County Fire Rescue and later pronounced dead.

Police said the driver of the Jeep Cherokee was not hurt.

The case is being investigated by Port St. Lucie police.