Two dead following car wreck in downtown West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Speeding and attempting to pass another vehicle could have contributed to a deadly crash. 

The collision occurred before midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31 on the 2300 block of South Flagler Drive, WPBF reported. 

A driver tried to pass another vehicle, lost control of the car, and collided with a curb before crashing into a tree. In addition, the vehicle slammed into a concrete barrier before catching fire. 

An unidentified passenger and the driver, James Cook IV, 47, succumbed to fatal injuries. 

At this time, it is unclear if impairment was involved in the crash. 

The area was blocked for several hours. 

The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have provided this story for informational purposes only, and it should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a collision that was someone else’s fault, we would like to discuss your options for pursuing financial compensation at your convenience. Contact our offices today for a free consultation by calling  800.689.8180 or filling out our online contact form.

Last Updated : January 2, 2023

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