Sandra Rios Killed, Rodolfo Rios Injured in Dump Truck Accident in West Palm Beach
Where: The accident occurred on Beeline Highway at Northlake Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida.
What Happened: A dump truck allegedly ran a red light and struck a motorcycle in the intersection.
- Sandra Rios, motorcycle passenger
- Rodolfo Rios, motorcycle driver
- Dump truck driver
- Sandra Rios, 46, killed
- Rodolfo Rios, 25, critically injured
On or about Friday, October 9th, 2020, an accident between a motorcycle left one woman dead and sent a man to the hospital. The accident happened at the intersection of Beeline Highway and Northlake Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Authorities said that 46-year-old Sandra Rios was killed when the motorcycle she was on, driven by 25-year-old Rodolfo Rios, was hit by a dump truck that allegedly ran the red light at the intersection. Sandra Rios was pronounced dead a short time after the collision, while Rodolfo Rios was rushed to the hospital where he was last reported in critical condition. The driver of the dump truck was unhurt.
Police blocked a significant portion of Northlake Boulevard in order to conduct their investigation.
A look at Google Maps shows that Beeline Highway is a six lane thoroughfare divided by a grassy median, while Northlake Boulevard is also six lanes divided by a curbed median.
Authorities are still working to piece together the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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