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Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Okeechobee County

Posted at 4:50 PM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 16:50:39-05

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A 21-year-old Okeechobee man was killed early Sunday in a crash.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says Alfredo Renteria was driving a 2016 Honda Accord westbound on NW 36th Street approaching a left curve at 2:17 a.m.

He failed to successfully negotiate the curve and left the roadway, initially striking a guardrail, then traveling on to a residential property where the vehicle struck a tree head-on.

Renteria died as a result of his injuries.

His passenger, 18-year-old Jewel Lagunas of Okeechobee, was seriously injured.

Neither of them were wearing a seat belt, according to FHP.