Detectives investigating death of Fort Pierce infant

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Fort Pierce police detectives are investigating the death of a 5-month-old baby boy. 

The infant was brought to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Sunday night by family members, according to the Fort Pierce Police Department. 

Officials were called to the hospital at 10:35 p.m. Sunday regarding a possible child abuse. 

Detectives say the baby was unconscious and unresponsive for unknown reasons. 

The child lived in the 400 block of North 15th Street in Fort Pierce. He died Tuesday afternoon at St. Mary’s Medical Center. 

Detectives are investigating the case and say the Florida Department of Children and Families was contacted.

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FHP investigates fatal crash at St. Lucie County rest area near Fort …

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday morning they are investigating a fatal crash at a rest area in St. Lucie County.

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The incident occurred at 4:39 a.m. at mile marker 132 near the Fort Pierce rest area. 

FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky said a vehicle entered the rest area and lost control.  The vehicle then hit a sign and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer and caught fire. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene

Chopper 5 flew over the scene at 6:40 a.m. and spotted the back end of the semi was damaged.

FHP said drivers should use caution in the area since the rest area will be closed on the Interstate 95 southbound side.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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Letter: Mega-yacht operation would be immense boon to Fort Pierce

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FHP investigates fatal crash at St. Lucie County I-95 rest area near Fort Pierce

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday morning they are investigating a fatal crash at a rest area in St. Lucie County.

RELATED: Real-time traffic

The incident occurred at 4:39 a.m. at mile marker 132 near the Fort Pierce rest area. 

FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky said a vehicle entered the rest area and lost control.  The vehicle then hit a sign and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer and caught fire. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene

Chopper 5 flew over the scene at 6:40 a.m. and spotted the back end of the semi was damaged.

FHP said drivers should use caution in the area since the rest area will be closed on the Interstate 95 southbound side.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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Fort Pierce students’ art to be displayed in New York

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Hooked on Music Festival in Fort Pierce

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FHP identifies 7 involved in Thursday crash in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — The Florida Highway Patrol has identified at least seven people involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday that left two women with serious injuries, according to a news release.

Sheena Smoot Pollidore, 60, was driving south about 5 p.m. on North Kings Highway in Fort Pierce when her Ford Explorer SUV hydroplaned on the wet roadway, crossed the center line and went into the path of a Toyota Tundra pickup, driven by Samuel Robert Topping, 34, who was driving north, the release states.

The red Explorer struck the black truck head-on. Floricia Pollidore, 26, a passenger in the Explorer, was thrown from the SUV onto the grass and was struck by the pickup, the release states.

At least six people, all from Fort Pierce, were taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. Floricia Pollidore, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, has critical injuries, the release states.

Sheena Pollidore has serious injuries. The other Explorer passengers — Jennifer Lynn Fortner, 26, and Benjamin Kyle Fortner, 3 — have minor injuries, the release states.

Tundra passengers Bianca Lynn Hampton, 15, and Samuel Anthony Topping, 13, have minor injuries. Updates on the people’s conditions were not available Saturday.

The elder Topping, of Fort Pierce, was not taken to the hospital, and his condition was not immediately available, St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman Brenda Stokes said.

FHP continues to investigate the crash.

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Boy, 6, hit by truck in Fort Pierce, flown to hospital

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Florida Rep. Cary Pigman charged with DUI on turnpike

Pigman, the only occupant of a Jeep with a license plate that reflects his House district, “H55,” had trouble performing field-sobriety tests conducted in the service plaza parking lot about 11:55 p.m., the report said. Nearly three hours after Pigman was pulled over, his blood-alcohol level was sampled at 0.14 percent and 0.15 percent, both above the .08 percent legal limit for driving in Florida.

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Six injured after two-van crash in Fort Pierce – TCPalm.com

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