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FHP identifies one of 2 victims killed in violent crash near Palm Springs

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Posted at 4:50 AM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 07:42:39-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Palm Springs Police Department said two people were killed early Tuesday morning in a violent crash at the intersection of Lake Worth and Kirk roads.

The wreck occurred at 3:45 a.m., closing the intersection for multiple hours.

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Police said a car was heading south on Kirk Road when it was hit by a Jeep heading west on Lake Worth Road.

FHP said a 2010 Jeep Wrangler, was traveling westbound on Lake Worth Road and crossed the intersection with Kirk Road with a green light.

At same time, a 2014 Nissan Sentra was traveling south on Kirk Road at a high rate of speed.

FHP said the Sentra failed to stop at the red light and proceeded through the intersection.

The front of the Jeep collided with the Nissan's left side.

After impact, the Nissan traveled south through the intersection and overturned, coming to a final rest at the southwest corner of the intersection on its roof.

The Jeep continued traveling westbound on Lake Worth Road and came to final rest in the inside lane, facing west.

The driver of the Nissan, a 29-year-old man from Greenacres, was killed. FHP has not released his name.

A rear passenger in the Nissan, identified as Shane Almost Longwell, 30, of Lake Worth, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The report says alcohol tests on the driver of the Nissan are pending.

The driver of the Jeep, Jonathan Gonzalez, 22, of suburban West Palm Beach had minor injuries and was charged with driving under the influence.

The crash remains under investigation.

Jonathan Gonzalez
Jonathan Gonzalez was charged with DUI in the crash