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Laurel Man Dies After Crossing Median And Crashing To A Pickup Truck On US 41 In Venice

VENICE – Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a fatal crash took the life of a 43-year-old man from Laurel at midnight Monday.

The crash took place as a man from Laurel Florida was driving a sedan heading west in the outside (right) lane of US 41 approaching the intersection with State Road 776 (Englewood Drive).

For reasons unknown at 12:01 Tuesday morning, the man lost control of his vehicle and swerved to the right where the car collided with the curb on the north side of US 41.

The vehicle jumped the curb and traveled along the sidewalk of US 41 for a short while before reentering the lanes of travel heading west toward the intersection with 776.

As the sedan neared the intersection it rotated in a counterclockwise direction causing the car to collide with the median.

After striking the median the sedan continued forward in a southeastern direction. The speed of the sedan combined with the elevated pavement of the median caused the sedan to leave the pavement and travel through the air for short time before coming down in the left lane of eastbound US 41 still heading southwest.

The car continued traveling southwest until it traveled over the curb on the south side of US 41 where it crashed into a street light pole south of the grass shoulder.

After striking the light pole the car  an unoccupied Chevy pickup truck that was parked on the grassy median and crashed into the pickup truck before coming to a stop on the grass shoulder.

The sedan finally came to rest facing west in front of 2324 South Tamiami Trail.

The driver of the sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. FHP has stated that the crash remains under investigation.


Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Laurel Man Dies After Crossing Median And Crashing To A Pickup Truck On US 41 In Venice

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