- Walter Roney, 98, was driving the wrong way on State Road 70 near Fort Pierce, Florida, Tuesday night when he hit a truck head-on
- The two teens in the truck, 17-year-old Santia Feketa and 16-year-old Britney Poindexter, were pronounced dead at the scene
- Roney and his passenger, 75-year-old Carolyn Bruns, were rushed to the hospital in critical and serious conditions respectively
- Roney and Bruns are both from Michigan
- Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash
A 98-year-old man driving the wrong way on a Florida highway crashed head-on into a truck – killing the two teens inside instantly.
The crash happened Tuesday night, just before 7pm, near Fort Pierce, Florida.
Walter Roney of Michigan was driving his 1986 Mirage RV westbound in the eastbound lanes of State Road 70 when he crashed into a 2013 Chevy Silverado.
Britney Poindexter, 16 (left), and Santia Feketa, 17 (right), were killed Tuesday night when an RV driven by 98-year-old Walter Roney crashed into their truck head on while going the wrong way in traffic
Roney and his passenger, 75-year-old Carolyn Bruns were rushed to the hospital in critical and serious condition. Above, the Michiganders’ RV
The teens were driving in a Chevy Silverado. They were pronounced dead at the scene
The crash happened on State Road 70 (also known as Okeechobee Road), just west of Midway Road. Roney was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes
The driver of the truck, 17-year-old Santia Feketa, and her passenger Britney Poindexter, 16, were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say the two teens were both wearing their seat belts.
Roney and his passenger, 75-year-old Carolyn Bruns, were rushed to Lawnwood Medical Center.
Roney was last reported in critical condition while his friend was in serious condition.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Poindexter (left) and Feketa (right) both appeared to be equestrians, according to their Facebook profiles
Police continue to investigate the case of the fatal accident
While the front of the vehicle was crumpled, the rest of the RV stayed intact
Above, a look at the Chevy Silverado as it was towed away from the scene Tuesday night