1 dead after vehicle hits tree in Melbourne

Police investigate fatal wreck on Post Road

Melbourne police car

MELBOURNE, Fla. – One person is dead after a vehicle hit a tree Friday in Melbourne, according to police.

Melbourne police said the crash happened around 4 p.m. along Post Road, west of Wickham Road.

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The vehicle left the eastbound lanes of Post Road and struck a tree, and the male driver was taken to Melbourne Regional Hospital, where he later died, according to police.

The name of the driver has not been released.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-616-5033.

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