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CRITICAL CRASH CLOSES GLADES ROAD IN BOCA RATON

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County

UPDATE: HIT AND RUN.

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A victim on the ground near Glades and Renaissance Way on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. (Courtesy: BocaNewsNow.com reader).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE: 10:54 a.m. — Boca PD just issued this statement: On Wednesday, August 3, 2022 just before 6:30 a.m., Boca Raton Police responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash along the 2300 block of W Glades Road. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the westbound lanes while crossing Glades Road at the intersection of Butts Road. A passerby discovered the pedestrian in the roadway and contacted police.

Surveillance video in the area shows the suspect vehicle, which is believed to be a silver SUV. The vehicle fled westbound on W Glades Road. The silver SUV should have damage to a front headlight and the front bumper based on evidence found at the scene.

If you have any information in reference to this ongoing investigation, please contact Boca Raton Police Traffic Homicide Investigator Javier Casas at (561) 544-8579.

UPDATE: 7:21 a.m. — Additional photos appear to confirm reports that this is a fatal incident.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A critical crash has closed Glades Road in Boca Raton as of 6:35 Wednesday morning.

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Seeming to confirm reports that this is a fatal crash, rescuers are seen placing a yellow tarp on top of the victim on Glades Road between St. Andrews and Renaissance Way on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 around 6:45 a.m. (Courtesy: BocaNewsNow.com reader).

According to Boca Raton Police, Westbound Glades Road is closed between St. Andrews and Renaissance Way. Multiple sources on the scene say that this is a fatal crash, although that has not been confirmed by police as of 6:42 a.m.

Expect massive traffic issues in the area throughout the morning. If the crash is in fact fatal, it is likely that the road will be closed for several hours as traffic homicide investigators work the scene.

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