St. Lucie Co, FL – Child Killed, Four Injured in Rear-End Wreck on I-95 at MM 138

St. Lucie Co, FL - Child Killed, Four Injured in Rear-End Wreck on I-95 at MM 138

St. Lucie Co, FL (June 2, 2021) – A child died after a serious car crash occurred on Interstate 95 in St. Lucie County Tuesday morning, June 1.

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said that a pickup truck and an SUV were traveling southbound near mile marker 138 at 12:30 a.m. when the SUV driver slowed down because of a vehicle on fire in the northbound lane. The pickup truck then rear-ended the vehicle, causing it to spin out and hit a guardrail.

An 8-year-old boy inside the SUV was transported to an area medical center via ambulance in serious condition. He died a short time later at the hospital.

A 7-year-old and 3-year-old in the vehicle sustained minor injuries, while a 35-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries. The driver of the SUV was uninjured, though the driver of the pickup truck was seriously injured, troopers said.

The crash is under investigation and further details have not been released.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.

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