A 99-year-old man is being held responsible for taking the lives of two teenagers earlier in February. The man was said to be driving an RV without its headlights on and was on the wrong side of the highway. The man has recently passed a re-examination in Michigan that permitted him to retain his driver’s license.
According to reports, the man passed his driver’s test on January 8, less than one month before he would cause a crash that took the lives of a 17-year-old and 18-year-old. The two girls were on their way to a skating rink when the accident occurred.
The man was driving west in the eastbound lanes of Florida 70. The man’s girlfriend told police that the headlights had been on and functioning when she was driving earlier. The headlights were not on at the time of the accident. The young women were driving a Chevy pickup truck when the RV crashed into them.
The two young women lost their lives and the man driving the RV suffered severe injuries. He and his passenger both remained hospitalized at the time the accident was reported.
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