22-year-old dies in fiery Brevard crash after car strikes palm tree, FHP says

Troopers say crash occurred near Canaveral Groves Boulevard, Morris Avenue

Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Titusville man died in a fiery Brevard County crash Thursday afternoon after he struck a palm tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the wreck occurred around 12:10 p.m. in the area of Canaveral Groves Boulevard and Morris Avenue.

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The 22-year-old SUV driver was traveling west on Canaveral Groves Boulevard, east of Morris Avenue, when for an unknown reason, he went off the roadway and struck a palm tree, a crash report shows.

According to FHP, the impact completely engulfed the car in flames.

The man died at the scene, troopers said. The passenger in the SUV, a 24-year-old man from Raleigh, North Carolina, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to investigators.

Both men were wearing their seatbelts, a crash report reads.

This crash remains under investigation. Check back here for updates.

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