Belle Glade man dies in 4-vehicular traffic crash

BELLE GLADE — A traffic crash in the 23000 block of westbound State Road 80 in Belle Glade claimed the life of a 26-year-old Belle Glade man.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release, 11:44 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck operated by Miguel A. Treto, 26, of Belle Glade was traveling westbound in the 23000 block of State Road 80 within the outside lane of travel, when for an undetermined reason the driver lost control causing the vehicle. The F-150 swerved sharply down into the grass median and struck a concrete drainage culvert, which caused the F-150 to flip and roll over, ejecting the driver. The truck and the driver came to final rest within the roadway of eastbound State Road 80, directly in the path of oncoming eastbound traffic.

An eastbound 2015 Palm Tram Bus, operated by Keith Williams, 64, of West Palm Beach, struck and ran over Mr. Treto, according to the report.

A 2008 Lincoln Navigator, operated by Shannon Smith, 30, of Belle Glade, also traveling eastbound, collided with the F-150, causing damage to the passenger side front corner.

While traveling eastbound, a 2015 Nissan Altima operated by Chameque Smith, 28, of West Palm Beach, ran over the collision debris and sustained minor damage.

According to the PBSO report, Mr. Treto succumbed to injuries received during the collision and from subsequently being struck by the Palm Tram bus. He was pronounced deceased by members of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

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