Boca's James Thompson Killed In Crash, Cops Say Alcohol or Drugs A Factor

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Boca Raton resident James Thompson, 53, was killed in a one car accident Satuday in the intersection of Southwest 3rd Street and Lyons Road. 

PBSO investigators say a witness reports that Thompson was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Southwest 3rd Street, approaching Lyons Road, with at least one flat tire. Thompson lost control of his 2002 Ford F-250 as he entered the intersection and hit a signal pole and then a palm tree. 

Thompson, of the 22000 block of Martella Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene. PBSO says the alcohol and or drugs are a factor in the crash.