West Palm Beach, FL (January 16, 2020) - Police were on the scene of a fatal crash in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, January 15th. The collision occurred around 11:45 a.m. in the 2500 block of Okeechobee Boulevard.
According to reports, the crash involved three vehicles and took place in the westbound lanes of the roadway. The West Palm Beach Police Department responded to the collision shortly after it occurred. The westbound lanes remained closed for several hours as police and investigators worked at the scene and drivers were urged to find alternate routes. No information was provided as to the cause or circumstances surrounding the crash. The identity of the deceased victim was not immediately released.
An investigation remains active at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Palm Beach police at (561) 822-1900
About 3,000 people lose their lives annually in Florida traffic accidents. This number places our state at the top of national statistics when it comes to fatalities resulting from crashes. Florida remains one of the most dangerous places for motorists year after year. Drivers should always remember to take precautions and follow all traffic laws when they get behind the wheel of a car. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and innocent victims can suffer the consequences.
Our thoughts go out to all affected by this tragic fatal crash in West Palm Beach.
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