One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash in West Palm Beach Friday evening.
Officials say the incident happened at 9:40 p.m. near Community Drive and Military Trail.
Two people were involved in the crash. One patient was transported to a local area trauma center in serious condition and the other, 23-year-old Eric R. Tarmey, was pronounced dead on scene.
Northbound lanes of Military Trail were closed, just south of Community Drive.
Tarmey was a student at Keiser University. Dr. Gary Vonk, President of Keiser University, issued the following statement:
“It is with tremendous sadness and regret that I inform the Keiser University community of a tragic vehicle accident (Friday, Feb 3) which claimed the life of Eric Tarmey, a Flagship campus student. With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of Eric, a vibrant and promising young man, and extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, classmates, teammates, and professors. Grief counselors will be available for students and staff. At this very difficult time and in the coming days and weeks, I ask that you keep Eric and those closest to him in your thoughts and prayers.”
— Austin Carter (@AustinWPTV) February 4, 2017
— PBC Fire Rescue (@PBCFR) February 4, 2017
— EricP_WPTV (@EricPasquarelli) February 4, 2017