Man Killed in Accident with Freight Truck in Hamilton County, Florida
HAMILTON COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report posted at wtxl.com, a man was killed in a vehicle accident with a freight truck in Hamilton County, Florida. The victim has been identified by officials investigating the case. The other people involved in the collision were not injured, according to the report.*
The crash took place on the afternoon of April 24 on U.S. Highway 41 in Hamilton County. Florida Highway Patrol and WTXL state that a vehicle was traveling north on U.S. 41 at about 1:15 p.m. that day. Near the intersection with Southeast Central Avenue, the vehicle crossed over the centerline of the roadway.
In crossing over the line, the vehicle entered southbound traffic and struck a southbound freight truck head-on. In the impact, a tire from one of the vehicles flew up and hit a third vehicle on the hood. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers have not yet determined why the driver of the first vehicle left his lane of travel.
WTXL reports that the driver of the first vehicle was severely injured, and emergency crews took him to Shands Live Oak Hospital, where he died from his injuries. He was identified as an 84-year-old man from Jasper, Florida. It does not appear that any passengers were in the vehicle with him.
WTXL reports that the driver of the freight truck and the driver of the third vehicle were not injured in the accident. Troopers are still investigating the case to determine why the crash occurred. At the time of the WTXL report, no further information had been provided.
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