MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - One person is dead after the 26-year-old driver of an SUV reportedly ran a red light and crashed into two cars in Brevard County Wednesday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. on N. Courtenay Parkway and E Hall Road in Merritt Island.
According to a news release, troopers said a 2008 Toyota Sequoia was being driven southbound on N Courtenay Parkway as a 2010 Hyundai Elantra was being driven northbound on N. Courtenay Parkway approaching the intersection of Hall Road. Troopers said the driver of the Hyundai tried to make a left turn onto Hall Road when officials said the Sequoia ran a red light.
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As a result, troopers said the Sequoia struck the Hyundai on its right side and struck a 2005 Toyota Camry that was exiting a nearby parking lot. FHP said the Hyundai was propelled into the parking lot and struck an air compressor. Its driver – a 38-year-old Merritt Island man – was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 27-year-old passenger of the Sequoia was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The other two drivers remained on the scene and were not taken to a local hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.