DEC. 30, 2021 | HOBE SOUND — A 16-year-old boy riding in an SUV died after the driver crashed the vehicle near Jonathan Dickinson State Park Thursday, a Florida Highway Patrol report said.
FHP l investigators wrote the driver, an 18-year-old male from Hobe Sound, was traveling north with the 16-year-old, also of Hobe Sound, on U.S. 1 around 2:25 a.m. Thursday.
As they passed Southeast 171st Street, the driver lost control of the SUV for unknown reasons and overturned the vehicle, investigators said.
The 16-year-old was ejected from the SUV and died on the road.
Investigators said the teen was not wearing his seatbelt.
The 18-year-old driver was in critical condition and was transported to Jupiter Medical Center.