Tolentino was driving the wheel loader, a large piece of earth moving equipment, northbound on 10410 Bluefield Road west of Port St. Lucie in rural St. Lucie County. For unknown reasons the vehicle was driven beyond the edge of a canal. The wheel loader overturned in the water, becoming partially submerged. Tolentino was pronounced dead at the scene.
A toxicology report is pending. The accident remains under investigation. We will have more information here when it becomes available.
We at DeBerard Injury Attorney would like to express our sadness over this terrible loss. Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by such a tragedy.