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Man killed In U-Turn Crash Near Palmetto

PALMETTO FL– Florida Highway Patrol has announced that one man died and another were critically injured after a Truck crash late Wednesday morning.

The crash took place as a 67 year old man was driving southbound along 36th avenue est approaching the intersection of 21st St Ct east.

The second driver is a 37 year old man driving the truck section of a  Tractor-Trailer while southbound on 36 avenue east with a 24 year old male passenger.

At approximately 3:57 P.M the driver of the sport utility vehicle attempted to make a U-Turn at the intersection of 36th avenue east and 21st ct east while doing so the vehicle pulled right in front of the Truck.

The truck attempted to avoid the crash by braking while steering left. The right front of the truck collided with the left side of the much smaller SUV, the resulting collision caused both vehicles to loose control and slide in a south easterly direction, exiting the roadway entering a ditch.

The truck came to a final rest at a northerly direction while being tipped over and being partially on top of the sporting vehicle. The sporting vehicle came to a final rest facing an easterly direction in the same ditch area, east of 36th avenue east.

Next of Kin for the 67 year old male driver has been notified.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Daniel Murphy's passionate belief in upholding the Florida justice system by defending the rights of the public against corporate interests, has lead him to become one of Florida's most effective young attorneys. Daniel Murphy carries his enthusiasm for fighting for the rights of the injured outside the courtroom by staying involved in legal and community organizations.

Man killed In U-Turn Crash Near Palmetto

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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