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Man Dies In Fiery Pickup Truck Crash on Rutland Road Tuesday Night


Manatee County – Florida Highway Patrol has announced a fatal motor vehicle accident has occurred at the intersection of county road 675 (Rutland Road) and Oak Knoll Road in Manatee county, resulting one person losing their life. The accident was reported on January 24, 2024 at approximately 1:15 AM.

The crash began as a pickup truck driven by an unidentified man was traveling northbound on county road 675 (Rutland Road). As the vehicle approached a right curve near Oak Knoll Road, it veered off the paved roadway onto the grass shoulder. Subsequently, the pickup truck encountered a grass embankment, leading to a collision with a ditch and concrete utility pole.

The force of the impact was significant, and shortly after the collision, the vehicle erupted in flames. Emergency response teams arrived swiftly at the scene, but despite their efforts, the driver of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the site of the crash. The identity of the driver remains unknown at this time, pending further investigation and positive identification.

The Florida Highway Patrol is actively conducting a thorough investigation to determine the precise circumstances that led to this tragic incident. As of now, the crash remains under investigation, with authorities working diligently to uncover the factors contributing to the fatal outcome.

Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses and more information becomes available.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Man Dies In Fiery Pickup Truck Crash on Rutland Road Tuesday Night

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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