One dead after car falls from overpass - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

One dead after car falls from overpass

SUBURBAN BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) -- The Florida Turnpike has reopened after a man drove his car off an overpass and right onto the highway near Boca Raton.

Investigators told Fox 29 around noon on Sunday, the driver crashed through the overpass fence at SW 18th Street near Boca Rio Road, and plummeted 30 feet.

He died at the scene. Luckily no one else was hurt.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the family of the driver told them he was planning on taking his own life.

The turnpike was shut down for four hours to clear the scene.

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