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25-year-old succumbs to injuries after fiery crash in Port St Lucie

Post Date:05/07/2018

On  May 6, 2018 at 4:33 p.m., Port St. Lucie Police along with St. Lucie County Fire/Rescue went to the intersection of S.W. Port St. Lucie Boulevard and S.W. Cameo Boulevard to investigate a crash between two cars. 


Vehicle #1: 2010 white Mazda 4 door

Driver - 25-year-old Jose Antonio Cuevas (Stuart, Florida) (Deceased)


Vehicle #2: 2014 white Kia Forte

Driver - 70-year-old Brett Collins (Port St. Lucie) (Critical Condition)

Front Passenger - 74-year-old Sheila Collins (Port St. Lucie) (Critical Condition)


Preliminary investigation revealed that the traffic lights for east and west traffic on S.W. Port St. Lucie Boulevard were green.  Vehicle #2 was traveling west on S.W. Port St. Lucie Boulevard making a left turn to travel south on S.W. Cameo Boulevard.  At the same time Vehicle #1 was traveling east on S.W. Port St. Lucie Boulevard toward S.W. Cameo Boulevard.  As Vehicle #1 entered the intersection its front bumper collided with Vehicle #2's right side. 

Both Vehicles spun out of control causing Vehicle #1 to collide with a light pole and electrical box on the southeast corner of the intersection.  Vehicle #1 burst into flames from the impact.  The driver, Cuevas, was pulled from the burning car by a witness.

All three occupants of the vehicles were transported to Lawnwood Medical Center by St. Lucie County Fire/Rescue.  Cuevas was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:26 p.m..  Brett Collins and Sheila Collins are currently in critical condition as they receive treatment at the hospital. 

Port St. Lucie Police Traffic Homicide Investigators are continuing the investigation of this fatal crash.

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