Man dead in early Sunday single-vehicle crash

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 29-year-old Vero Beach man died Sunday after apparently losing control of his truck and then slamming into a tree in south county, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Patrick Scott Jaeger was driving a GMC box truck at 7:14 a.m. Sunday near 13th Street Southwest and 38th Avenue Southwest. Scott was traveling eastbound on 13th Street Southwest when, for an unknown reason, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree across the intersection, according to FHP.

Jaeger was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. FHP continues to investigate the cause of the wreck.

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