Family and friends gather together where two teens were killed Tuesday night
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (CBS 12) —
“I miss them. We all will,” said Savannah Yarborough talking about who two friends who were killed Tuesday night in St. Lucie County.
Troopers said 17-year-old Britney Poindexter and 18-year-old Santia Feketa were driving on Okeechobee Road, heading East toward Midway Road, when an RV crashed into them. Troopers said the driver was going the wrong way on Okeechobee road when he slammed into the girls. The driver, a 98-year-old man, is in critical condition. The passenger is in serious condition. Charges are pending against the driver.
All day Wednesday, family, and friends have been coming and going from the spot where those two teens lost their lives too soon.
“I put flowers down to let them know I love them and miss them,” said Yarborough.
Several others gathered around, hugging and crying together. Most people, too emotional to speak.
Yarborough said she worked with Santia at Midway Veterinary Hospital for the last year and a half and new Britney since she was nine. She said, “me and Santia we had crazy memories every day at work. She was always saying something that would make everybody laugh. Britney was about the same, every time you'd see her she'd just crack a joke and everyone would start laughing.”
Both Britney and Santia went to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy in Fort Pierce for grade school. The Academy wrote on Facebook how heartbroken they were. Both girls also went to Fort Pierce Central High School. Britney was a junior there. Santia graduated last year and was studying education at Indian River State College.
Family and friends are hosting a vigil on Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds for all who would like to attend and pay their respects.