News: Pickup truck and semi involved in fatal collision at SR-471 intersection


SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A tractor-trailer and a pickup truck were involved in a fatal collision in Sumter County early Thursday morning, according to WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol’s crash report said the pickup truck driver was going east on County Road 476 at about 4:50 a.m., and failed to yield to the semi-truck headed north on State Road 471.  The pickup crashed into the undercarriage of the semi at the intersection.

The pickup driver, a 29-year-old man from Crystal River, was pronounced dead at the scene.  No injuries were reported for the other driver, a 63-year-old Coleman man.

The FHP said both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a motor vehicle accident in Sumter County? If so, the Sumter County car accident lawyers  at Whittel & Melton stand ready to help.  Our knowledgeable legal team will review the circumstances of your crash and do all we can to help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation where we can discuss your options, you can reach out to us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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