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Two people killed in a two-vehicle crash in St. Lucie County, sheriff's office says

Posted at 10:37 AM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 16:37:36-04

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said two people died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning.

It happened in the 13000 block of Midway Road, west of I-95, when a truck carrying a trailer with citrus and an SUV collided.

The SUV, driven by Michael Price, 59, of Okeechobee was eastbound on Midway when he drifted into the westbound lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Price's vehicle struck the front of a Ford truck driven by 68-year-old Orrin Vickers of Fort Pierce. FHP said both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition to the fatalities, three people were injured.

One pediatric patient was airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center and two others were transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, according to the sheriff's office. All three were in the SUV and were last listed in serious condition.

A dog also died in the crash, according to the St. Lucie County Fire District.

Midway Road was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the case remains under investigation.



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