Belle Glade Sun

Man died in early morning crash

BELLE GLADE — A 63-year old man died from injuries sustained in an early Monday morning vehicular accident.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) press release stated that at approximately 5:51 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Melvin D. Spooner Jr. 63, was heading westbound on an un-named dirt road approximately one-half mile west of the 1000 block of State Road 15 in Belle Glade. The truck veered off the roadway for unknown reasons to the south, causing the truck to flip upside down, down a canal bank. The front of the truck was fully submerged in the canal.

It was reported that Fire Rescue removed the driver and transported him to Lakeside Medical where he was pronounced dead.

The accident was investigated by PBSO Investigator J. Cardascia.