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Canal Point man identified in fatal Martin County wreck

Posted: 8:08 AM, Oct 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-04 16:33:10Z
Fatal crash investigated in Martin County
Fatal crash investigated in Martin County

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old man died Wednesday morning in a wreck west of Stuart on Southwest Kanner Highway near Southwest Bridge Road. 

The crash, involving a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, occurred at 5:45 a.m.

The driver, Gustavo Velasquez, was traveling eastbound on SW Kanner Highway near Southwest Bridge Road and failed to negotiate a left curve. 

The truck traveled off the south shoulder and hit two road signs and a tree.

Velasquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.