Teens struck while pushing baby stroller were in middle of Brevard road, troopers say

Hayley Johnson, 16, died in crash, FHP says


PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. – A teenage boy and girl struck by a car Tuesday while pushing a baby stroller were in the middle of a Port St. John road when they were hit from behind, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Wednesday that Hayley Johnson, 16, of Port St. John, died in the crash, which happened around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at Curtis and Fay boulevards in Port St. John.

Johnson's boyfriend, Dale Lambert, and the baby suffered serious injuries in the crash and were taken to hospitals, the FHP said.

News 6 has learned that the teens were babysitting the child at the time of the crash.

Troopers said a 42-year-old woman was traveling north on Curtis Boulevard in a Nissan Altima when she struck the threesome, who were walking in the middle of the northbound lane of Curtis Road.  Lambert was pushing the 19-month-old girl in a stroller, according to FHP.

The driver told troopers that she never saw the trio in the roadway, and the front of her vehicle struck them.  The driver stayed at the scene after the crash and cooperated with troopers, the FHP said.

"They were apparently walking in the middle of the road, not toward the shoulder but the middle of the road," FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes said.  "That's the preliminary information (we have from witnesses)."

Montes said a woman who drove back to the accident scene told investigators that she had almost hit the teens.

"It's a tragedy," Montes said.

No alcohol or drugs were suspected in the incident.

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