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99-year-old driver who killed teens in wrong-way crash dies

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -

A 99-year-old RV driver who went the wrong way on a Florida highway and killed two teenagers in a head-on crash has died of his injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday that Walter Roney of Dearborn, from Michigan, died on Friday. His death came three days after the Fort Pierce crash that killed 18-year-old Santia Feketa and her 17-year-old best friend, Britney Poindexter. The teens were headed to a skating rink.

Michigan driving records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show someone reported Roney to state motor vehicle officials in September. They recommended the Dearborn resident be re-examined to determine whether he was still competent.

He passed his test Jan. 8, 29 days before Tuesday's head-on crash in Fort Pierce that killed 18-year-old Santia Feketa and 17-year-old Britney Poindexter. The best friends were headed to a skating rink.

Roney and his 75-year-old girlfriend, Carolyn Elizabeth-Evans Bruns remain hospitalized. A man who answered at a phone number linked to Roney declined to comment.

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