One dead, two injured in Loxahatchee car crash

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - One person was killed and two others were airlifted to area hospitals after a wreck in Loxahatchee Monday afternoon.

At 4:07 p.m., a 1998 Honda driven by Omar Cancino-Magana, 21, was traveling eastbound on State Road 80 within the outside lane, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. 

Investigators said Cancino-Magana was traveling at a high rate of speed as he attempted to pass other vehicles.

The car began to travel in-and-out of control as it exited the road and entered the median.    The vehicle began to violently overturn as it entered the westbound lanes of State Road 80, said the PBSO report.

As the vehicle was overturning, both passengers were ejected from the vehicle and came to rest on the northern shoulder. 

One of the passengers, Jaime B. Martinez, 20, of Okeechobee, Fla., has critical injuries.  The other passenger, Jesus Alvarado, has serious injuries.

Both passengers were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment.  Cancino-Magana died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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