Port St. Lucie man killed in Martin Co. crash

Posted at 9:55 AM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 15:44:36-04

A Port St. Lucie man was killed in an early morning crash in Palm City Friday. 

The accident happened at 7:20 a.m. at Southwest Martin Downs Boulevard and Southwest Martin Highway. 

Officials say 62-year-old Douglas Byron crashed his Lexus RX300 SUV into a traffic light pole. 

Byron was traveling east  on County Road 714 approaching Martin Downs Boulevard when he suffered a medical condition. Byron turned sharply to the right and traveled across the eastbound lanes of County Road 714, striking a traffic light pole.

The SUV tipped over onto the driver's side and landed  on the sidewalk, according to a news release. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation,