Belle Glade Sun

Traffic crash on Conners Highway results in fatality

BELLE GLADE — A 47-year-old Royal Palm Beach man died in a single vehicle accident in the 28400 block of Conners Highway in Belle Glade.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) press release stated that a 2017 Hino dump truck driven by Jason Ferrando, was pronounced deceased Thursday, Dec. 21, by ER staff at Lakeside Medical Center.

According to the release, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Mr. Ferrando was heading northwest on Conners Highway. He left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck the guardrail on its right side. The dump truck rode the guardrail for approximately 100 feet before it overturned down into the canal bank. It came to a final rest upside down in the canal.

Fire Rescue removed Mr. Ferrando from the truck and transported him to Lakeside Medical Center where his death occurred at approximately 2:54 a.m.