NEW: Man, 98, whose wrong-way crash killed two teens has died, FHP says


9:30 a.m. Monday UPDATE: Walter Roney, the 98-year-old man who caused a crash that killed two teenagers last week when he drove on the wrong side of a road, died Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash took place in St. Lucie County along State Road 70 near Midway Road. Sanita Feketa, 17, and Britney Poindexter, 16, died in the wreck, which took place just before 7 p.m Tuesday.

Original post: Two teenagers are dead after a 98-year-old man drove on the wrong side of the road in St. Lucie County Tuesday evening, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Just before 7 p.m., Walter Roney was driving a 1986 RV westbound on eastbound traffic along State Road 70 near Midway Road. Santia Feketa, 17, and Britney Poindexter, 16, were headed eastbound in a 2013 Chevy Silverado when Roney crashed into them. Both Feketa and Poindexter were killed.

Roney and his 75-year-old passenger, Carolyn Elizabeth-Evans Bruns, were taken to the hospital. Roney is in critical condition and Bruns is in Serious condition. The two are from Michigan, according to the report.

Feketa, of Fort Pierce, and Poindexter, of Port St. Lucie, were both wearing their seat belts, according to the report.

The crash remains under investigation.



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