Boca Raton man, woman die in crash in western Boca Raton

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 9:20 PM EST
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A driver and passenger from Boca Raton were killed in a crash with another vehicle Tuesday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Daniel Polo, 36, and his passenger Elizabeth Polo, 66, died in a crash at 2:10 p.m. in the 7900 block of Glades Road in western Boca Raton, PBSO said. Elizabeth's address was different than the one for Daniel.

Daniel Polo, driving a 2015 Nissan, was eastbound on Glades approaching the turnpike entrance.

Alexander Spandau, 29, of Boynton Beach was driving a 2018 RAM truck westbound on Glades, also approaching the turnpike entrance.

For unknown reasons, Polo failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway and entered the southbound turn lane, then mounted the median and crossed into eastbound traffic.

Spandau's vehicle collided with the Nissan front bumper.

The RAM spun counter-clock wise 90 degrees upon impact and the Nissan was pushed violently backward.

Daniel Polo was pronounced dead on the scene and his passenger was pronounced dead at Delray Medical Center.

Spandau also was transported to Delray Medical Center with serious bodily injuries, according to PBSO.

In another crash in western Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue units were also dispatched at 8:50 a.m. to the 5000 block of Southwest 18th Street in a two-vehicle crash.

One person was transported to a local trauma center.

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