Port St. Lucie, FL (February 3, 2021) - One person was killed and another injured in a crash that happened in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. The accident took place just after midnight on U.S. 1 near SE Lennard Road.
According to officials, 24-year-old Troy Robert Posey collided with a concrete pole as he made a turn. Posey's passenger, 18-year-old Lillian Barnhart, suffered critical injuries and was rushed to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. A third passenger was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident. The crash is still under investigation at this time.
No further information is available.
More than 250,000 people are hurt in Florida car accidents every year. This number may seem high but it underscores the dangers of being on our roadways. Many of those who are hurt in an accident are not at fault and will be injured when they come into contact with a negligent driver. Sadly, these crashes can change the lives of innocent victims forever.
We offer our thoughts and best wishes to all affected by this car accident in Port St. Lucie.
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