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3 Dead, 2 Injured in Martin County Crash

A head-on collision on the Beeline Highway left three people dead and two others injured Monday morning.

Details of the Beeline Highway Collision

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the collision involved a 1993 Honda Civic and a 2003 Mercury Marquis and occurred around 6:24 am.

Early reports did not indicate which vehicle crossed the center line; however, WPTV did confirm that three occupants of the Civic died in the crash.

Two occupants of the Marquis were airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center where they were listed in critical condition.

Witnesses to the crash are urged to call Florida Highway Patrol at (561)357-4000.

National Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2015.
  • This marked a 7.2-percent increase from the 32,744 traffic-related deaths recorded in 2014 – the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years.
  • Of those killed in 2015:
    • 22,441 were occupants of passengers vehicles
    • 5,376 were pedestrians
    • 4,976 were motorcyclists
    • 818 were pedalcyclists
    • 667 were occupants of large trucks
  • An additional 2,443,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015.

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