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2 killed, 3 seriously injured in early Christmas Day crash

Posted at 7:28 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 19:28:06-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Two people were killed and three others were seriously injured in an early morning crash in Palm Beach County on Christmas Day.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a sedan (vehicle 1) was traveling southbound on Congress Avenue at 4:05 a.m. at the same time another sedan (vehicle 2) was traveling westbound on Forest Hill Boulevard.

For unknown reasons, the driver of vehicle 1 failed to stop at the red light and collided with the front left portion of vehicle 2.

After impact, vehicle 1 was redirected in a southwesterly direction, went through the tree line, and came to final rest against the Valvoline Instant Oil Change building.

Vehicle 2 struck a traffic sign post and came to a stop on the sidewalk.

All occupants of both vehicles were taken to a local hospital where the driver of vehicle 1, a 25-year-old woman from Stuart, and one of the passengers of vehicle 2, a 23-year-old man from Puerto Rico, died as a result of their injuries.

A 23-year-old Lake Worth Beach man, 24-year-old Miami woman and 25-year-old Miami man, all occupants of vehicle 2, were seriously injured.

The case is still pending investigation.