Merritt Island Teen and Dog Killed in Crash
Florida Today-March 19, 2012-According to the article a 19-year-old Merritt Island man was killed Friday night when his truck overturned in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on North Banana River Drive on Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol stated a 69-year-old woman was driving northbound around 9:22 p.m. Friday on Banana River Drive when a dog ran into the street. The teen from Merritt Island was traveling south, was killed after the woman attempted to veer around the dog and crossed the double yellow line. The womans 2003 Jaguar struck and killed the dog and also hit the teens 1984 Chevy pickup truck causing the truck to overturn and land on its roof. The teen died at the scene of the accident. The passenger of the truck was taken to Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cape Canaveral, Brevard Florida The crash remains under investigation and charges are still pending.
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