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Man killed after hitting sign, 3 poles near Merritt Island

Fatal crash investigated on State Road 520


MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – A man was killed late Thursday in Brevard County when he crashed into a speed limit sign and three poles, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The FHP said David Anthony Torres, 54, of Modesto, California, died in the crash, which was reported around 10:30 p.m. on westbound State Road 520 near Kiwanis Island Park Road, not far from Merritt Island.

Troopers said Torres lost control of his 2010 Dodge Avenger and struck a speed limit sign, a light pole and two concrete utility poles.

Torres was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Troopers said the crash happened in a well-lit area near the Merritt Island Bridge.

"It's still under investigation as far as speed goes," a trooper said. "Always keep that in mind when you are driving."

No other details have been released.

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