1 killed, 3 hurt in a fatal Florida truck crash

Last updated Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

1 killed, 3 hurt in a fatal Florida truck crash

One person died and three others were injured in a fatal Florida truck crash in Columbia County on Wednesday, December 21.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that the tragic incident happened around 7 p.m. at Southwest County Road 240 and Southwest Little Road in Lake City.

A pickup truck traveling west on CR 240 failed to negotiate a left curve and crashed into an SUV waiting at the stop sign on Southwest Little Road.

The pickup continued west on Southwest Little Road until it came to a halt at the southern tree line. As a result of the fierce impact on the SUV, it was pushed off the road and onto the northern grassy ditch.

The sole passenger of the SUV – a 66-year-old Lake City woman – was declared dead at the scene, while the driver, a 70-year-old Lake City man – was critically injured. The driver and the sole passenger of the pickup escaped with minor injuries.

A news release from the Florida Highway Patrol says neither person in the pickup was wearing a seatbelt.

Press releases from the FHP no longer include victim names.

An in-depth investigation is active and ongoing, and additional details will be revealed as they become available.

Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased’s family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with the injured and we wish them a speedy recovery.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 30,000 people a year are killed in road accidents. According to Florida’s traffic data, an estimated 2,400 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the last two years. Florida ranks third in the nation for fatal auto accidents, but most of these accidents could have been avoided.

Some potential causes of a disastrous outcome could include 

  • Disobeying traffic regulations
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving on poor-quality roads

When you or one of your loved ones is involved in a car or truck accident, it is important to consult an attorney experienced in car accident cases.

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Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

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