Stuart man dead after two-vehicle accident in Vero Beach

VERO BEACH — An early Saturday morning two-vehicle accident at Eighth Avenue and 21st Street left a Stuart man dead, Vero Beach police said.The accident occurred at 12:44 a.m., according to police reports, when Joshua Mulhern, 26 of Port St. Lucie, traveling northbound on Eighth Street in a 2002 Kia, failed to yield the right of way to a 2002 Chevrolet truck driven by Jason Hatley of Sebastian, who was traveling westbound on 21st Street.

The truck hit the side of Mulhern’s vehicle, instantly killing the passenger, Geoffrey Robbins, 28, of Stuart, police said.Mulhern was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in critical condition, a release stated. Hatley and his passenger received only minor injuries and did not need to go to the hospital.An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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