An accident in St. Lucie County was caused by a car running a stop sign, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on June 2 and was under investigation at the time of reporting.
A Honda Accord, driven by a teenage male, was traveling west on Mariah Circle. The vehicle approached the intersection of Mariah Circle and North 39th Street, failing to stop at the stop sign. The car entered the intersection and was hit by a Dodge Ram truck traveling southbound on North 39th.
As a result of the collision, the car spun and rolled over into a ditch. The truck also ended up in a ditch. All occupants of the passenger vehicle sustained injury. Two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old were identified as victims in the car.
Law enforcement officials urge motorists to obey all traffic signals, especially those at intersections. This avoidable accident was the result of a failure to obey the rules of the road. It ultimately ended in the loss of life of a child. It is unclear whether or not the teenage driver of the vehicle will face charges with regards to the death of the passenger.
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