C.R. 510 reopen after fatal crash that killed Vero Beach man


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 77-year-old Vero Beach pickup driver was killed after veering into the opposite lane and slamming into a garbage truck Monday afternoon, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. The collision happened just east of Sebastian River High School and caused officials to block traffic along County Road 510 in both directions for several hours.

The other driver, a 38-year-old Port St. Lucie man, had minor injuries, officials said. The roadway reopened by Tuesday, according to the highway patrol traffic map.

The wreck involving the 2002 white Ford Ranger and the 2005 blue Mack Granite roll-off dump truck happened about 2:20 p.m. in the 9000 block of 90th Avenue (County Road 510). The collision happened just south of Mako Way, troopers said.

Troopers said the driver of the northbound pickup crossed over the center line and struck the garbage truck headed south. The pickup’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

The driver of the garbage truck was taken to Sebastian River Medical Center with minor injuries, troopers said. Troopers shut down County Road 510 between Sebastian Boulevard (County Road 512) and 87th Street.

The crash remains under investigation.


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