A crash near the Vero Beach Regional Airport has shut down 26th Street in both directions. (Photo: ERIC ROGERS/TCPALM)

VERO BEACH — Two people were injured Monday when a small trailer being hauled by a pickup truck came loose and smashed into an SUV on 26th Street, near the Vero Beach Regional Airport.

The crash was reported about 2:45 p.m. at 26th Street and 44th Avenue.

Sgt. Fred Jones, of the Florida Highway Patrol, said a Ford pickup pulling a small carry-on trailer was westbound on 26th Street when the trailer came loose and drifted into oncoming lanes.


A crash near the Vero Beach Regional Airport has shut down 26th Street in both directions. (Photo: ERIC ROGERS/TCPALM)

An eastbound Ford Edge hit the trailer head-on, Jones said.

Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Kyle Kofke said two occupants in the SUV were injured. One was taken by ground to a local hospital with minor injuries. The other refused treatment at the scene.

Jones said the driver of the pickup had failed to properly secure the trailer with safety chains.

Charges were pending the outcome of an investigation.

The crash shut down east and westbound lanes on 26th Avenue for several hours, impeding traffic near the scene.


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Two injured after trailer comes loose, smashes SUV in Vero BeachEric Rogers, Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 3:02 p.m. ET April 29, 2019 | Updated 5:37 p.m. ET April 29, 2019

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