Military Trail closed after deadly multi-vehicle accident in suburban Lake Worth

One driver tried to flee, investigators said

LAKE WORTH, Fla - One person has died after a multi-vehicle accident in Central Palm Beach County.

The crash happened in front of a Publix near Military Trail and Melaleuca Lane.

North and southbound lanes of Military Trail are closed in the area.

Witnesses told the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office that a silver Chrysler convertible was traveling northbound on Military Trail when it lost control, hit the median, soared in the air and struck a silver Mercedes.

The sheriff's office says the Mercedes then hit four other vehicles.

The driver of the Chrysler tried to flee, the sheriff's office said, but was caught about a half mile away by Greenacres police.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue initially said the call was reported as a three-vehicle accident.

Initial reports said 4 people suffered injuries. One patient had to be extricated by firefighters.

Two of the patients were transported by Trauma Hawk to St. Mary's Medical Center.

Stay tuned to WPTV NewsChannel 5 and for the latest updates.



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