Belle Glade Sun

Single vehicular crash claims life

A 24 year old Canal Point man died as the result of a single vehicular accident in Martin County on Oct. 24.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 5:45 a.m. a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Gustavo Velasquez, 24 of Canal Point, was traveling east on State Road 76 (SW Kanner Hwy) east of County Road 708 (SW Bridge Road) and began to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The Chevrolet traveled off the south shoulder of the roadway while attempting to negotiate a left curve in the roadway and struck two road signs and a standing tree with the left side of the vehicle. The Chevrolet came to a stop on the southern grass shoulder up against the tree facing southeast. Mr. Velasquez was trapped inside the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.