A 99-year-old RV driver who went the wrong way on a Florida highway and killed two teenagers in a head-on crash has died of his injuries.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The 99-year-old man who was behind the wheel of a RV involved in the Feb. 6 crash that killed two teenage girls died Friday from injuries sustained in the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Walter Roney, of Dearborn Michigan, was in critical condition since the crash on Okeechobee Road — State Road 70 — west of Midway Road. Roney’s RV crashed head-on into a pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Santia Feketa.
The headlights on the RV may not have been functioning during the crash, according to FHP. Feketa and the passenger in the truck, Britney Poindexter, 17, were both killed. Both teens were from Fort Pierce.
The passenger in the RV, Carolyn Bruns, 75, of Brighton Michigan, was listed in serious condition following the crash, but was able to speak with troopers a few days later.
Roney and Bruns were transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute after the crash.
Roney recently passed a driving exam, despite a reported concerns about his ability to drive.
Roney was tested after the Michigan Secretary of State’s office was contacted by a person in September 2017. That person said Roney could no longer drive safely because of medical reasons, said Fred Woodhams, spokesman for the office.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.