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Driver Killed in U-Turn Collision in Manatee County, Florida

May 13, 2019

MANATEE COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report published online at, a driver was killed in a U-turn collision in Manatee County, Florida. The driver, who has not yet been identified, was reportedly attempting to turn around on a roadway and traveled into the path of a tractor-trailer.*

The accident took place on State Road 62 in Manatee County. Florida Highway Patrol and the Bradenton Herald report that at approximately 10:20 a.m. that day, a 2005 Dodge 2500 was headed eastbound on State Road 62 and pulled into the grassy shoulder on the south side of the roadway near County Road 39. 

The Dodge then reportedly attempted to make a U-turn in this area and pulled across the eastbound lanes of the roadway, toward the westbound lanes. At this time, the Dodge entered the path of an eastbound tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer braked and attempted to swerve left, but the front driver’s side of the Dodge struck the front passenger’s side of the tractor-trailer. 

After impact, the tractor-trailer traveled into a ditch on the north side of the road, and the trailer nearly overturned. It is not yet clear why the Dodge driver needed to turn around or why he attempted the U-turn when it was not clear. 

The Bradenton Herald reports the driver of the Dodge died from his injuries. He was not identified in the report. The Bradenton Herald further reports that the driver of the tractor-trailer, who was identified as a 53-year-old man from Pembroke Pines, Florida, sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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