99-year-old man involved in wrong-way crash in St. Lucie County dies

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Lt. Al Feola, of the Florida Highway Patrol, gives an update into the investigation of a Tuesday night crash that resulted in the deaths of two teen girls. WILL GREENLEE / TCPALM
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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The 99-year-old man who was behind the wheel of a RV involved in the Feb. 6 crash that killed two teenage girls died late Friday from injuries sustained in the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 

Walter Roney, of Dearborn, Michigan, was in critical condition since the crash on Okeechobee Road — State Road 70 — west of Midway Road. Roney’s RV crashed head-on into a pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Santia Feketa. 

More: Friends grieve at memorial near site of crash that killed 2 teens in west St. Lucie County

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Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.
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The girls were killed when their pickup was hit by an RV traveling in the wrong lane.
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Two teens were killed in a wrong-way crash Feb. 6, 2018. TESS SHEETS/TCPALM
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Two girls were killed when their pickup truck was hit by an RV traveling the wrong way on Okeechobee Road.
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Video: Friends, Family Mourn Death of 2 Teens Along Okeechobee Rd in Fort Pierce | 1:29

Friends and family gathered in the median of Okeechobee Road Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, to mourn the deaths of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed Tuesday, Feb. 6, after their pickup was hit head-on by an RV driven by a 98-year-old Michigan man.
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  • Video: Hundreds remember Britney  Santia at SLC Fairgrounds
  • Raw video: 2 girls were killed in a wrong-way crash on Okeechobee Road
  • Video: Crash on State Road 70 kills 2 teens
  • Raw video: People grieve at scene where 2 girls lost their lives
  • Video: Friends, Family Mourn Death of 2 Teens Along Okeechobee Rd in Fort Pierce

The headlights on the RV may not have been functioning during the crash, according to the FHP.  Feketa and the passenger in the truck, Britney Poindexter, 17, were both killed. Both teens were from Fort Pierce.

The passenger in the RV, Carolyn Bruns, 75, of Brighton, Michigan, was listed in serious condition following the crash, but was able to speak with troopers a few days later. She will not face any charges, FHP officials said.

Roney and Bruns were transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Heart Institute after the crash. 

More: Two teens dead after crash with wrong-way driver in St. Lucie County


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Keith Choate, of Okeechobee, kneels to pray Thursday,
Keith Choate, of Okeechobee, kneels to pray Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road. 
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,Mourners comfort one another Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018,Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALMHundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa,
Hundreds gathered to honor the lives of Santia Feketa, 18, and Britney Poindexter, 17, both of Fort Pierce, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, during a memorial service at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierce. The two teenagers were killed in fatal car accident Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Okeechobee Road just west of Midway Road.  
JEREMIAH WILSON/TCPALM

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99-year-old driver in fatal crash had clean record, recently passed driving tests

He was tested after the Michigan Secretary of State’s office was contacted by a person in September 2017. That person said Roney could no longer drive safely because of medical reasons, said Fred Woodhams, spokesman for the office.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. 

Article source: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/st-lucie-county/2018/02/12/99-year-old-man-involved-wrong-way-crash-st-lucie-county-dies/328573002/

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