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The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Brian Funez, 22, of West Palm Beach, was killed yesterday evening in a car crash on the Florida Turnpike at around 7:00 PM.

The accident occurred near Mile Marker 173 in St. Lucie County.

The FHP states that Elvin Torres, 21, of Lake worth, was driving southbound on SR-91 in the inside lane in a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck. For reasons not known at this time, his vehicle went off the roadway and onto the shoulder. It then struck the guardrail, causing the pickup to overturn several times in the grass median.

Torres was seriously injured and Brian Funez, the passenger in the pickup, was killed.

The accident remains under investigation.

Everyone is saddened at DeBerard Injury Attorney at the death of someone so young. We send condolences to the family and friend of the deceased. We wish to remind the driving public that negligence in a fatality accident may give rise to a wrongful death claim.


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