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Young women from Jupiter, Tequesta killed in St. Lucie County crash on I-95

Driver lost control of car, struck tree
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Posted at 10:27 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 10:29:18-05

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — Two young women died Sunday night after a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 in St. Lucie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Lt. Yanko Reyes said the victims' sedan was traveling south on I-95 near the 115-mile marker at 9:47 p.m.

Investigators said the driver, a 21-year-old woman whose name has not been released, lost control of the vehicle, causing it to travel across the southbound lanes of I-95 and onto the inside grass shoulder.

The car continued traveling in a southeasterly direction until it struck a tree with its front.

The driver and passenger, a 19-year-old from Tequesta whose name was not released, were pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP said the case is still pending investigation.