Port St. Lucie man killed in Martin Co. crash

Port St. Lucie man killed in Martin Co. crash

PALM CITY, Fla. - A Port St. Lucie man was killed in an early morning crash in Palm City Friday.

The accident happened at 7:20 a.m. at Southwest Martin Downs Boulevard and Southwest Martin Highway.


Officials say 62-year-old Douglas Byron crashed his Lexus RX300 SUV into a traffic light pole.

Byron was traveling east  on County Road 714 approaching Martin Downs Boulevard when he suffered a medical condition. Byron turned sharply to the right and traveled across the eastbound lanes of County Road 714, striking a traffic light pole.

The SUV tipped over onto the driver's side and landed  on the sidewalk, according to a news release.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation,

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