No criminal charges in deadly wrong-way crash

No criminal charges in deadly wrong-way crash

Fort Pierce, Fl-The Florida Highway Patrol says evidence suggests the headlights of an RV were not working seconds prior to a wrong-way crash that killed two teenagers. The crash happened Tuesday night on Okeechobee Road near Midway Road, west of Fort Pierce. Troopers said an RV going the wrong way on Okeechobee Road slammed into a car with the two girls.

17-year old Britney Poindexter and 18-year old Santia Feketa were killed. The 98-year-old driver is in the hospital in critical condition. The FHP said he could face citations but not criminal charges.

According to Sgt. Raymond Stuhr with Florida Highway Patrol there were electrical issues with the RV and the headlights may not have been working.

FHP is  still investigating what exactly caused the crash.

Sgt. Stuhr said right now they do know Roney will not be facing any criminal charge but a possible infraction is pending.

A vigil was held last night at the St Lucie County Fairgrounds to remember the two teenagers killed in a crash earlier this week in Fort Pierce. Hundreds of family and friends came to pay their respects and remember 17-year old Britney Poindexter and 18-year old Santia Feketa, who were killed by a 98-year old driver who was heading the wrong way in an RV on Okeechobee Road.

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