Florida Today-March 2, 2013-According to the article a young woman and a young man she was dating alongside, was traveling from a visit home back to college late Thursday night. They were passing through St. Cloud when a pickup truck pulled out in front of them. This resulted in a crash killed the teens. Both teens were well-known for their involvement in high school sports here. The driver of the pickup is charged with drunken driving. The 18-year-old girl of West Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida had just gotten a letter inviting her to the World Cup, relatives said. She and the 19-year-old boyfriend from Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida, had gone to Melbourne Beach to share the good news with the girls mother.
The two teens were headed to Eckerd about 8:00 p.m. Thursday when they collided with the pickup on U.S. 192 just east of St. Cloud. Florida Highway Patrol officials say the teen was driving a 2003 Hyundai west when an oncoming 2002 Ford pickup cut in front of her, trying to head north on Old Melbourne Highway. The Hyundai smashed into the pickup and then hit a 2007 Ford sport utility vehicle stopped at the intersection. The Hyundai caught fire, and both teens were killed. The 47-year-old driver of the pick up truck is from St. Cloud and was arrested at the scene. FHP spokeswoman said troopers reported smelling alcohol on the pickup driver.
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