• Wrong-way driver, 99, passed exam before killing teens

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Records show that a 99-year-old RV driver who investigators say killed two teenagers in a head-on crash after driving the wrong way on a Florida highway recently passed a re-examination in his home state of Michigan that let him keep his driver's license.

    Michigan driving records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show someone reported Walter Roney to state motor vehicle officials in September. They recommended the Dearborn resident be re-examined to determine whether he was still competent.

    The Palm Beach Post reported that Roney was driving a 1986 RV westbound on eastbound traffic along State Road 70 near Midway Road. Santia Feketa, 17, and Britney Poindexter, 16, were headed eastbound in a 2013 Chevy Silverado when Roney crashed into them. Both Feketa and Poindexter were killed.

    He passed his test Jan. 8, 29 days before Tuesday's head-on crash in Fort Pierce. Feketa and Piondexter were best friends headed to a skating rink.

    Roney and Bruns remain hospitalized. A man who answered at a phone number linked to Roney declined to comment.

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