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Deadly accident closes Military Trail in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - One person has died after a multi-vehicle accident in Central Palm Beach County.
 
The crash happened in front of a Publix near Military Trail and Melaleuca Lane causing the southbound lanes of Military Trail to close.
 
Witnesses told Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies a silver Chrysler convertible was traveling northbound on Military Trail, approaching Melaleuca Lane, at a high rate of speed. That's when the driver lost control, hit the center median, went airborne and struck a silver Mercedes. The Chrysler then hit a gray Suzuki, gray van, red Honda and gray GMC SUV. 
 
After striking all vehicles, the suspect attempted to flee. He was apprehended roughly a half block away by Greenacres Police Department.
 
Four people were involved in the incident; one patient had to be extricated by firefighters. Two of the patients were transported by Trauma Hawk to St. Mary's Medical Center. 
 
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