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Man dead in fatal SUV crash in St. Lucie County

No other vehicles invovled, FHP said
Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-25 14:40:42-05

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A 33-year-old Fort Pierce man died in a one-vehicle crash in St. Lucie County on Saturday morning, Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash closed the intersection of Orange Avenue and South Header Canal Road west of the Florida's Turnpike in Fort Pierce around 7 a.m. At noon, the sheriff's office posted Orange Avenue reopened.

A 2018 Dodge Journey SUV was northbound on Header Canal Road and the driver failed to stop at a stop sign and traveled across Orange Avenue, FHP said.

The SUV continued onto the grass shoulder, striking a guardrail with the front of vehicle, and became airborne over the canal.

St. Lucie Fire Rescue pronounced the man dead at 7:11 a.m. No other occupants were in the SUV, FHP said.