Fatal accident in Martin County

Posted 2/16/22

INDIANTOWN -- A Hobe Sound man was killed in a traffic accident on State Road 76, five miles west of State Road 710 on  Feb. 16 at 6:05 a.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol …

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Fatal accident in Martin County

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INDIANTOWN -- A Hobe Sound man was killed in a traffic accident on State Road 76, five miles west of State Road 710 on  Feb. 16 at 6:05 a.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol Report,  a sports utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling westbound on State Road 76 (SW Kanner Hwy) west of SW Warfield Boulevard. A tractor trailer was traveling eastbound on SW Kanner Hwy west of SW Warfield Boulevard. For reasons yet to be determined, the SUV traveled intothe tractor-trailer's lane of travel.

As a result, the front of the SUV collided with the front of tractor-trailer. Post-collision, the SUV became fully engulfed in fire.

The SUV driver, a 52-year-old Hobe Sound man, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The tractor-trailer driver, a 44-year-old Pahokee man, received minor injuries, according to the FHP report.

This  investigation continues.

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