One dead in drunk driving crash on Christmas Eve - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

One dead in drunk driving crash on Christmas Eve

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - An arrest has been made in a deadly accident Saturday morning in West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County sheriff deputies said the man was killed when his SUV was hit by another car and burst into flames. It happened just before 7:00 a.m. on Military Trail north of Okeechobee Boulevard.

According to deputies, 23-year-old Edson Ramirez James was speeding and running red lights when he slammed into the back of the SUV.

James was arrested for DUI manslaughter, vehicle homicide, DUI crash causing serious injury and no driver's license causing a crash.

A passenger in James' car was also injured and taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Due to the damages caused by the fiery crash, investigators are have a difficult time identifying the victim.

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