News: Pickup truck driver killed in collision with Mack truck in Clermont


CLERMONT, FL – The driver of a pickup truck died after his vehicle was involved in a collision in Lake County Monday morning, reports WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on Hammock Ridge Road near Foxchase Drive in Clermont after the accident happened at about 9:20 a.m.

Investigators say the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup was headed east on Hammock Ridge Road when he tried to change to the inside lane.  His vehicle collided with a Mack truck that was stationary in the outside lane with its hazard lights on.  Traffic warning markers had been placed on the street.

The pickup driver, a 37-year-old Clermont man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the Mack truck, a 49-year-old Winter Haven man, was not injured and remained at the scene.

The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of Hammock Ridge Road while the area was being cleared.

Being involved in a truck accident can change the entire course of a person’s life, whether due to a life-altering injury or the accident-related death of a loved one.  If you have been involved in such a crash, contact the Lake County Truck Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton. We will review your options and help you determine whether a trucking accident lawsuit is the best course of action. To schedule a free initial consultation where we can review your case, you can reach out to us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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