According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Ford Expedition was heading south on US 301, just north of Franklin Road, when it veered into the northbound lane.
The Expedition crossed into the path of an oncoming dump truck, and the two vehicles collided head-on.
The Expedition became engulfed in flames, and the driver died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the dump truck sustained minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital.
The identity of the victim has yet to be released. Authorities do not yet know what caused the driver to veer into the northbound lane.
Truck accidents like this one happen all the time and they usually result in fatalities. Sometimes truck drivers speed in order to arrive at their destinations on time, while other times they may fall asleep behind the wheel. There are even times when they are driving under the influence.
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