One killed and two injured in traffic accident

OKEECHOBEE — One man was killed and two were seriously injured after a traffic accident Monday afternoon, April 2 on State Road 710 at Southeast 58th Boulevard.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Chet Daniel Buchanon of Boynton Beach was eastbound on State Road 710 when he reportedly lost control of his 2006 Dodge, possibly due to inclement weather. His vehicle rotated counter-clockwise and entered the westbound lane where he was struck by the 2004 GMC 3500 driven by 19-year-old Okeechobee resident Cameron Jarett Maynard. Both vehicles traveled on to the north grass shoulder .

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Mr. Buchanon’s injuries were fatal. Mr. Buchanon and his 30-year-old passenger William Diaz-Helble are both in serious condition.

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