(Feb. 12, 2018) — The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Mr. Roney died from his injuries on Friday, Feb. 9.
(Feb. 7, 2018) — A 99-year-old man driving the wrong way on a Florida highway crashed head-on into a truck, killing the two teens inside. The crash occurred Tuesday night, just before 7 p.m., near Fort Pierce, Florida.
Walter Roney of Michigan was driving his 1986 Mirage RV westbound in the eastbound lanes of State Road 70 when he crashed into a 2013 Chevy Silverado. Best friends Britney Poindexter and Santia Feketa were killed instantly by the 99-year-old RVer going the wrong way in traffic.
“They were having electrical issues with the RV itself, and the inside interior lights were not working at the time,” Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Stuhr said. “We believe the headlights were not functional at the time of the crash, as well. They were on the way to Port Charlotte to have that issue addressed.”
Roney and his passenger, 75-year-old Carolyn Bruns, were rushed to Lawnwood Medical Center. Roney was last reported in critical condition while his friend was in serious condition. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.