The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was killed after crashing into a tractor trailer in Putnam County.
It happened around 9:20 a.m. on State Road 19 and County Road 310.
According to Highway Patrol, an SUV was driving east on the CR. 310 when the driver attempted to turn north via an S.R. No. 19 and entered the right of the road of a tractor trailer heading south on Route 19 S. Soldiers said that the front of the trailer then crashed into the front left portion of the SUV in the south lane of a S.R. trailer. 19 in C.R. 310.
The SUV driver, a 24-year-old Gainesville man, died at Putnam Community Medical Center, the soldiers said. The Highway Patrol report showed that he was not wearing a seat belt.
The highway patrol said the driver of the tractor trailer, a 46-year-old Ocala man, was lightly injured.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the area was closed for several hours due to the investigation of the accident, as well as the fuel leak.