A vehicle vs. pedestrian accident, which occurred near Port St Lucie on I-95, resulted in fatality around 8:00AM on Saturday November 16th. The incident occurred just north of the Okeechobee Road highway exit and involved a 1993 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer being driven by Abel Quintana of Miami, Florida.
The tractor-trailer was proceeding north on the highway when victim David Burke, age 67, exited his vehicle parked on the northbound shoulder and proceeded to step into the roadway. Florida Highway Patrol reports that the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene, and an ongoing investigation will be held to uncover the reason Burke exited his car and entered the dangerous high-speed roadway.
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