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West Palm Beach Police officer dies in single car crash in Boynton

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL– Authorities are currently investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash involving a marked West Palm Beach police vehicle.
The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. at Hypoluxo Road and Lawrence Roads in Boynton Beach.
Officials say the vehicle caught fire after the crash and the single occupant inside of the vehicle died due to injuries sustained in the crash.
“During this profoundly difficult time, our thoughts, prayers, and sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim, as well as the West Palm Beach Police Department,” the Boynton Beach Police Department said in a news release.
While not much is known about the crash at this time, our news partners at WPTV reported that a utility pole was spotted on the ground at the intersection.
The intersection is expected to be closed for several hours as Traffic Homicide Investigators work to determine the cause of the crash.