17-Year-Old Female from Merritt Island Killed in I-95 Crash, Two Young People Seriously Injured
By Space Coast Daily // February 1, 2021
Merritt Island Teen girl critically injured, Second Merritt Island Teen Girl Dies in Crash
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle wreck on I-95 in Palm Bay on Monday that has claimed the life of a 17-year-old female from Merritt Island and injured two others.
The two people injured are identified as a 17-year-old female from Merritt Island, who is listed in critical condition. The other person injured is identified as a 20-year-old male from Palm Bay, who is listed in serious condition.
The Florida Highway Patrol investigation reveals a Kia Optima, driven by the 20-year-old male, was traveling northbound around 9 a.m. on I-95 near mile marker 177 when he abruptly changed lanes and struck the rear end of a second vehicle.
The impact caused the driver of the Kia to leave the roadway and struck several trees off I-95.
The driver of the second vehicle was not injured and has been identified as a 37-year-old male from Fellsmere.
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