Man, driving 25+ over speed limit, killed in WPB

By Alex Zequeira bio | email
Posted by Rachel Leigh email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to determine if the driver of a BMW that spun out of control on Sunday afternoon was wearing a seat belt when he crashed.

The accident happened just off the southbound lanes of Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. Investigators say the driver, 42-year old Pastro Munoz, was driving along Australian near the south end bend of the Palm Beach International Airport, when he lost control of his car.

According to witnesses, Munoz was speeding well over 70 to 75 miles per hour, in a 45 mile per hour zone, when he tried to pass several cars using the left lane. They say he hit the curb on the left side, crossed three lanes of traffic toward the right, sending the car into the air spinning. The car finally ended up in the parking lot outside 'Jet Aviation' near the airport. Munoz ended up about 100 feet away from the car.

Munoz was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center where he later died.

No one else was hurt in the accident.