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Boca Raton man, woman die in crash in western Boca Raton

Man driving other vehicle hospitalized
Posted at 9:14 PM, Jan 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-27 08:40:06-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A driver and passenger from Boca Raton were killed in a crash with another vehicle Tuesday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Daniel Polo, 36, and his passenger, Elizabeth Polo, 66, died in a crash at 2:10 p.m. in the 7900 block of Glades Road in western Boca Raton, deputies said. Elizabeth's address was different than the one for Daniel.

Daniel Polo, who was driving a 2015 Nissan Rogue, was heading eastbound on Glades Road approaching the turnpike entrance.

Alexander Spandau, 29, of Boynton Beach, was driving a 2018 RAM truck westbound on Glades Road, also approaching the turnpike entrance.

For unknown reasons, Spandau failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway and his truck entered the southbound turn lane, then mounted the median and crossed into eastbound traffic.

Spandau's vehicle collided with the Nissan's front bumper.

The RAM spun counter-clockwise 90 degrees upon impact and the Nissan was pushed violently backward.

Elizabeth Polo was pronounced dead at the scene, and Daniel Polo was pronounced dead at Delray Medical Center.

Spandau also was taken to Delray Medical Center with serious bodily injuries, according to deputies.

In another crash in western Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue units were also dispatched at 8:50 a.m. to the 5000 block of Southwest 18th Street in a two-vehicle crash.

One person was transported to a hospital in that crash.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that "Polo failed to negotiate the curve." We regret the error.