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53-year-old Vero Beach man killed in single-vehicle crash

Ford Escape hits fence, tree
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Posted at 10:59 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 10:59:54-04

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A 53-year-old Vero Beach man died Thursday morning after his vehicle hit a concrete wall and smashed into a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

An FHP report said Kelvin Thomas was driving a 2003 Ford Escape southbound on 43rd Avenue at 6:05 a.m. near State Road 60/20th Street.

This area of 43rd Avenue is currently a construction zone.

For unknown reasons, Thomas lost control of the vehicle, struck a concrete barrier wall and traveled across the parking lot of an Ume Grill Express restaurant on 43rd Avenue.

FHP said the front of the Escape struck a wooden fence and also a tree during the crash.

Thomas was transported to Indian River Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

This case is still pending investigation, according to the highway patrol.