Florida truck wreck kills the driver

Last updated Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Florida truck wreck kills the driver

Florida Highway Patrol officials reported a Florida truck wreck on U.S. 231 around 4:30 Tuesday, January 17. Tragically, the truck driver lost his life.

According to the official report, the incident took place near Penny Road when a pick-up truck hit a Bay District Schools’ bus that was waiting in the outside lane of the highway. Unable to stop his truck in time, the driver crashed into the rear of the bus.

The truck driver was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He was identified as a 66-year-old man from St. Augustine, Florida. The driver of the school bus was treated for minor injuries. At the time of the crash, there were no students on board.

Bay County Fire and Rescue teams and the Sheriff’s Office were on hand to assist. The Florida Highway Patrol will continue to provide updates as it investigates the crash.

It is with deep regret that we extend our sincerest condolences to the departed’s family members at this extremely difficult time.

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The majority of truck accidents occur because a driver or another party was negligent or not paying enough attention to the road. Unfortunately, tragic consequences often follow.

The state of Florida has one of the highest rates of truck accidents in the country. In fact, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) confirms that Florida is among the 10 states that are responsible for half of all truck accident deaths in the United States.

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