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Man dead, another hurt in 2-vehicle crash west of Lake Worth Beach

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Jan 20, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-21 09:04:41-05

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — A 75-year-old man died and an 18-year-old man was seriously in a two-vehicle crash west of Lake Worth Beach late Saturday morning, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash was reported at approximately 11:45 a.m. at the area of Winston Park Trail and Hypoluxo Road, between Jog Road and South Military Trail, the agencies said in an inquiry.

A 2010 Infinity G37, driven by a Boynton Beach man, was traveling westbound on Hypoluxo Road within the center lane of travel at a high rate of speed approaching the intersection of Winston Trails Boulevard, according to the PBSO crash report.

A 2022 Kia Sorento, driven by David Schaeffer, who was a resident nearby, was traveling eastbound on Hypoluxo Road within the left turn lane preparing to turn left onto Winston Trails Blvd.

As the Kia entered the intersection while making the left turn, the front of the Infinity violently struck the passenger side of the other vehicle, PBSO said.

The Kia was redirected in a counterclockwise rotation toward the northwest corner of the intersection. As it continued rotating, the rear passenger corner struck a concrete utility pole. The vehicle came to a final rest on its passenger side facing a southeast direction.

The Infinity continued westbound and came to a final rest west of the intersection.

One vehicle was found on its roof by PBCFR.

Schaeffer was pronounced deceased on scene and the other driver was transported to Delray Medical Center