Port St. Lucie, FL (July 15, 2020) - A 99-year-old man was killed in a crash that took place on US 1 in Port St. Lucie. The crash happened around 10:35 a.m. on US 1 near Port St. Lucie Boulevard.
According to reports, 99-year-old Raymond Wendrzycki was riding an electric scooter and attempting to cross US 1. Wendrzycki was in a crosswalk when he was struck by a Jeep Cherokee driven by a 41-year-old woman. The woman was attempting to make a left turn on Port St. Lucie Boulevard when the crash took place. Wendrzycki was rushed to a local hospital where he later died. The driver of the Jeep was not injured. She has not been identified by police at this time.
An investigation is ongoing at this time.
Deadly car accidents take place in Florida about once every three hours. A fatal crash can happen at any time and, unfortunately, will often claim the lives of innocent victims. Each crash must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine the cause of the accident.
Our condolences go out to the victim's family following this crash in Islamorada.
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