Victim's Dad Wants Answers

By Al Pefley  email

Stuart, FL (WFLX)

The father of a teen who died in a crash along with two others is raising concerns about who was actually at fault.   The accident happened about three in the morning, on Cove Road near U.S. 1 when the teens' SUV hit a front-end loader that had stopped in the road in an area where road construction was underway.  The Florida Highway Patrol says an investigation is underway to determine if alcohol was a factor.  The teens' SUV flipped and landed on its roof.

Throughout the day, people stopped at a makeshift memorial that has been created at the site of the accident to leave flowers or write a message on a poster.

The three victims all went to South Fork High School in Stuart. They're identified as 16 year old Connor Graver, of Hobe Sound, 18 year old Nicholas Coady of Stuart, and 18 year old Christopher Briglio of Tequesta.  Coady and Briglio graduated this past spring.

This afternoon Briglio's father came to the scene of the accident, to look for any of his son's belongings.

He blames the operator of the front-end loader for the crash.

"I just want some answers. I want to know how you can do roadwork on a two lane highway at two in the morning and not have any flagmen," said Harry Briglio, whose son Christopher died in the accident.

"He's a good kid, never hurt anybody, he doesn't deserve this, okay?" Briglio said.