2 Die In Melbourne Vehicle Accident

PALM BAY, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that two Palm Bay residents have died as a result of injuries they sustained in a vehicle crash in Melbourne, Florida. 

80-year-old William Tepper was driving a 2004 Toyota Highland with 71-year-old Sandra Hart as a passenger northbound on Riverside Drive near State Road 518.  

For an unknown reason, Tepper failed to negotiate a large sweeping right curve.  The Toyota left the roadway and glanced off a tree on the west shoulder, crossed over to the east side of the roadway and struck a concrete pole. 

Troopers say that it appears that Tepper had a medical condition which may have contributed to the crash. 

This crash remains under investigation. 

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