Arturo J. Ramirez identified as driver in deadly Okeechobee traffic crash

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The driver killed in a crash on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach Tuesday has been identified.  

Police say he was 25-year-old Arturo J. Ramirez.

He was driving a Hyundai Sonata westbound on Okeechobee Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he hit a curb line, and passed over the median. Police say the car struck a cement barrier wall, turned clockwise and ejected Ramirez onto eastbound Okeechobee Boulevard.

The driver of a Ford pickup tried to avoid the Sonata and a right front tire ran over Ramirez, police say.
 
He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. 

The truck driver was shaken but not injured.
 

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