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Boynton Beach man killed in single-vehicle crash on Florida Turnpike in West Palm Beach

Posted at 12:13 AM, Oct 02, 2018

A man was killed after losing control of his vehicle while driving on the Florida Turnpike in West Palm Beach Monday afternoon. 

The crash happened at 12:22 p.m. on Florida Turnpike, north of Okeechobee Boulevard. 

Officials say 51-year-old Mark Nelson of Boynton Beach was traveling southbound on the Turnpike when he suffered a medical condition and veered off the roadway. 

The front right of the vehicle, a 2015 Audi Q5, collided with the cable barrier. The vehicle sideswiped the cable barrier and hit an ACME construction sign, where it came to a final stop. 

Nelson was transported to Wellington Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.