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Driver killed after crashing stolen BMW in West Palm Beach

Posted: 6:25 AM, Apr 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-17 10:56:03Z

The driver of a stolen vehicle died Monday evening in West Palm Beach after crashing into another vehicle while traveling at a high-rate of speed and running a red light.

The West Palm Beach Police Department said the fatal wreck occurred at 7 p.m. at the intersection of 45th Street and Village Boulevard.

Investigators said a newer-model BMW, that was was reported stolen, was speeding and heading east at a high rate of speed when it ran a red light at the intersection.

The BMW hit a Honda Accord, which was turning south onto Village Boulevard from eastbound 45th Street. The BMW then continued southeast, hitting a sign.

The driver of the BMW was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  His name has not been released.

The driver of the Honda suffered a minor injury and was transported to a local hospital. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the West Palm Beach Police Department at 561-822-1900.