Two former FSDB students killed in hit-and-run crash
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Two former students from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind were killed in a hit-and-run crash in south Florida Monday night.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the students were on the side of State Road 91 in Fort Pierce, changing a flat tire when a semi-truck plowed into their car.
The truck, registered out of Illinois, kept going.
Investigators spotted the truck in the Orlando/Sanford area. Authorities have talked with the truck's leasing company and the owner. Both are cooperating.
The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Vincent Mathews of Lakeland and 19-year Mariah King of Davenport.
"Our heartfelt condolences go to the families and friends of Vincent T. Mathews of Lakeland and Mariah A. King of Davenport," said FSDB President Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett. "This tragedy was clearly preventable and underscores the pressing need for increased safety measures within the commercial trucking industry."
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