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18-year-old speeding 151 mph before hitting SUV, killing 6 people, authorities say

Noah Galle, 18, arrested for vehicular homicide for Jan. 22 wreck
Noah Galle, 18, arrested on April 6, 2022.jpg
Posted at 3:34 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 12:35:12-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Palm Beach County man is under arrest after authorities said he was speeding at 151 miles per hour and rear-ended a vehicle, killing all six people inside.

Noah Galle, 18, was arrested Wednesday on six counts of vehicular homicide for the Jan. 27 wreck.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Galle was driving a 2019 BMW M5 "at a high rate of speed" around 11 p.m. in the 14000 block of U.S. Highway 441. He rear-ended a 2018 Nissan Rogue that had six people inside.

The impact caused the Rogue to head into a grass and dirt median where it flipped and rolled over before landing upside-down in the median.

The 14000 block of U.S. 441 in west Delray Beach, the site of a deadly crash on Jan. 27, 2022.jpg
The 14000 block of U.S. 441 in west Delray Beach, the site of a deadly crash on Jan. 27, 2022.

PBSO said five people inside the Nissan Rogue were pronounced dead at the scene, while a sixth was taken to Delray Medical Center and passed away.

Authorities said the victims were all local farmworkers who had just left work before they were hit. There were "no marks of any braking" on Galle's part, the sheriff's office said.

Galle suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The sheriff's office said Wednesday that toxicology tests did not show any drugs or alcohol in Galle's system at the time of the wreck.