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The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Wilfrance Pierre, 61, of Vero Beach, was killed in a car crash early this morning.

The accident occurred on County Road 508, commonly known as 69th Street, east of 71st Court.

The FHP states that Gabrielle Renee Mishler, 17, also of Vero Beach, was driving a 2009 Ford Escape eastbound on 69th Street when she drifted into the westbound lane, impacting Pierre’s vehicle, a 1996 Nissan.

The force was such that Mishler’s vehicle overturned and came to rest on its roof. Mishler suffered serious injuries. Wilfrance Pierre was rushed to Indian River Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

The entire staff of DeBerard Injury Attorney is saddened by this tragic accident. The public should know that strict attention must be paid while driving. It is a duty everyone owes to everyone else. Negligence in an automobile accident may lead to a wrongful death suit.