Jesus Jose Gaspar dies after being struck with a car while laying in the road in Lake Worth

23-year-old Jesus Jose Gaspar of Lake Worth was killed Saturday night after being struck by a car as he lay in the street.

Gaspar was laying in the westbound lane of 7th Avenue North approximately 20 feet east of the CRX train crossing.

His head was facing north and his feet were facing south.

24-year-old Matthew Ecker of Lake Worth was traveling west on 7th Avenue North approaching the rise to the CRX crossing.

Ecker stated that as he approached the rise to the train tracks he observed something in the roadway in front of his vehicle.

Gaspar was struck by the lower front of the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Gaspar's family members say he had been drinking heavily and left his residence approximately four hours prior to the crash.

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