Wrong-way driver, 99, passed road test before killing teens, officials say

Walter Roney passed test on Jan. 8, officials say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 99-year-old man who investigators say killed two teenagers by driving his RV on the wrong side of a Florida highway had been recently cleared to drive in Michigan by providing statements from medical professionals and passing vision, paper and on-the-road tests.

The Michigan Secretary of State's Office gave more information Friday about a re-examination Walter Roney passed Jan. 8, four months after someone asked motor vehicle officials to determine if he was still competent to drive.

The Tuesday night crash in Fort Pierce, Florida, killed best friends Santia Feketa and Britney Poindexter.

The Michigan Secretary of State's Office said Thursday that Roney, of Dearborn, Michigan, had an acceptable medical condition. On Friday, it said he had favorable statements from two medical professionals and had cleared three tests.
 

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