Elderly man killed when pickup goes off road and into canal in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE, FL – Authorities say an elderly driver died in a crash in Palm Beach County on Friday afternoon.

According to WPTV, the victim was identified as 76-year-old Ramon Caridad Gonzalez of Clewiston.  The accident occurred in the 13000 block of U.S. Highway 27 in Belle Glade shortly before 12:30 p.m.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Gonzalez was driving a Chevrolet Silverado when it went off the road, hit a guard rail and ended up in a canal.  A marine unit was called in to locate Gonzalez and the pickup truck.

He had been reported missing two days earlier.  

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