Fatal vehicle crash

Fernando Palacios Death | Melbourne Man Died In Accident

A 38-year-old Melbourne, Fernando Lopez Palacios died on Sunday, December 8, 2019 in a fatal car accident that happened at the intersection of Courtenay Parkway and Hidden Creek Drive.

Fernando Lopez Palacios passed away after pickup truck flipped over into a water-filled ditch in Merritt Island past Sunday.

The deadly crash happened about 1:30 a.m. The 1998 Ford pickup was not discovered for another nine hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers believe Palacios was traveling southbound on Courtenay Parkway when the pickup veered off the roadway. The truck then flipped over into a nearby ditch.

Investigation into the accident and Fernando Lopez Palacios death is ongoing.