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FHP: Headlights on RV not working at time of wrong-way crash

The crash killed Britney Poindexter, 17, and Santia Feketa, 18. (WPEC)

The Florida Highway Patrol says evidence suggests the headlights of an RV were not working seconds prior to a wrong-way crash that killed two teenagers, investigators said at a news conference on Thursday.

The crash happened Tuesday night on Okeechobee Road near Midway Road, west of Fort Pierce.

Troopers said an RV going the wrong way on Okeechobee Road slammed into a car with the two girls. Britney Poindexter, 17, and Santia Feketa, 18, were killed. They were on their way to go skating.

FHP investigators said the man and his girlfriend were going to Port Charlotte to get the interior lighting in the RV fixed. The woman told investigators she didn't know if the electrical issue impacted the headlights. She said she remembered last seeing headlights before the head-on collision. She also told investigators the lights were working while she drove along the interstate.

The 98-year-old driver is in the hospital in critical condition. He could face citations but not criminal charges, according to the FHP.

There will be a vigil for the two girls Thursday night at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds. It begins at 6 p.m.


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