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Driver killed after vehicle lands on its roof in western Boca Raton ID'd

Posted at 6:14 AM, Nov 25, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to an overturned vehicle early Monday morning in western Boca Raton that killed the driver.

Chopper 5 flew over the scene just after 6 a.m. and spotted multiple firefighters at Powerline Road near SW 18th Street.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a Dodge Charger was traveling northbound on Powerline Road from SW 18th Street within the inside lane at 5:42 a.m.

The front driver side tire struck the median curb and the driver lost control. The car went into the grassy median and began rotating clockwise. The driver-side door struck a palm tree and rolled over onto its roof, said PBSO.

Fire Rescue said the vehicle sustained severe damage and was leaking fuel.

PBSO said fire rescue crews pronounced the driver, identified as 51-year-old Wilfried Bien-Aime of Pompano Beach, dead at the scene.

Crews remained on scene to mitigate the fuel leak from the vehicle.