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Shooting victim crashes, ejected from vehicle, found dead near West Palm Beach

Vehicle found with several bullet holes
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Posted at 6:41 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 23:34:48-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE: Northbound Military Train has reopened following single-vehicle crash.

EARLIER STORY.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a deputy response to a single-vehicle crash Monday near West Palm Beach has turned into a homicide investigation.

At 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to the wreck in the southbound lanes of Military Trail north of Roebuck Road and found a man dead in the road.

They later found his vehicle had several bullet holes in the doors.

Deputies said it appears the victim was shot a short distance away, lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a power pole and was ejected from the vehicle.

As of 6 p.m., northbound and southbound lanes of Military Trail were shut down between Roebuck Road and Windsor Way.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

The name of the victim has not been released.