3 killed, 2 injured as car strikes tree off SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy in Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — A 16-year-0ld boy and two young adults died late Friday, March 15, due to a single-vehicle rollover collision in Port St. Lucie that left two others injured, according to WPTV.

The accident happened in the 1900 block of Southeast Veterans Memorial Parkway, prompting a response from Port St. Lucie Police at about 11:35 p.m.

Officials say five people were traveling in a 2017 red Dodge Ram 1500 when, for reasons still unclear, the vehicle traveled off the roadway near a turn and hit a tree, in an area west of U.S. Highway 1.

First responders pronounced three people, including a 20-year-old woman, an 18-year-old man, and a 16-year-old boy, deceased at the crash site.

Two other teenagers, including a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man, were transported to an area hospital in serious and stable conditions, respectively.

It’s unclear at this time who was driving the vehicle when it crashed, but an investigation found that all of the victims were residents of Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee.

The Port St. Lucie Police Department’s traffic homicide team is handling the case, which remains open and ongoing.

The Port St. Lucie car accident lawyers of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have provided this story for informational purposes only, and it should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a collision that was someone else’s fault, we would like to discuss your options for pursuing financial compensation at your convenience. Contact our offices today for a free consultation, by calling 561.689.8180 or filling out our online contact form.

Last Updated : March 18, 2024

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