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In a tersely worded press release, the Florida Highway Patrol states that Matthew McMullin, 24, of Jupiter, died this morning as the result of being run over by a pickup truck.

The accident occurred on I-95 south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in Palm Beach County.

Time of the accident was approximately 8:00 AM.

The FHP investigator says that a vehicle was traveling southbound on I-95 south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard when it lost its load. The driver pulled over and attempted to retrieve items in the road. At this point another vehicle, a pickup driven by Rene Brand, 35, of South Palm Beach, ran over the pedestrian. No injuries were sustained by the pickup driver.

We will have more information on this accident as it becomes available.

Everyone at DeBerard Injury attorney are saddened by this tragedy. No words can alleviate the suffering of family and friends impacted by such a devastating loss. In the case of negligence on the part of a vehicle driver, a wrongful death claim might be possible in which the victims’ family may be entitled to compensation.