Police haven't said why SUV left road, killing 2 in shed

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Posted: Apr 02, 2015 4:01 AM
Police haven't said why SUV left road, killing 2 in shed

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — As authorities on Florida's Gulf coast investigate the horrific fatal crash of careening SUV into a shed where two people were sleeping, they have yet to say what caused the driver to veer off the road.

Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler said the driver in Wednesday's early morning crash is cooperating with investigators.

Ivan Carlos, 21, and his girlfriend, Brenda Avilez, 18, were killed. Aviles was nine months pregnant. Her unborn baby also died.

A relative said the couple had been using the shed as a makeshift bedroom, sleeping inside on a mattress and hoping to save money.

The SUV driver, 35-year-old Christian Crawford of Bradenton, was taken to a local hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.

Officials said he consented to drug and alcohol tests.