One Killed And Two Injured In Truck Crash On SR 70 East Of Arcadia

HIGHLANDS COUNTY - One person was killed and two injured after being involved in a crash with a semi-tactor trailer on State Road 70 Monday morning.

The crash took place as a 22 year old man from Hialeah FL was driving a semi-tractor trailer eastbound on State Road 70, east of Greenbrier Lane.

Following the tractor trailer was a Sport Utility Vehicle being driven by a 25 year old woman from Lehigh ACRES with a 1 year old passenger also from Lehigh ACRES.

As the semi tractor trailer and SUV proceeded eastbound on SR 70, a 39 year old man from West Palm Beach was driving a sedan westbound on

39 year old man from West Palm Beach was driving a car approaching the truck and SUV from the opposite direction.

At 7:10:00 AM the tractor trailer drifted across the center lane and directly into the path of the oncoming sedan.

The front of the sedan crashed into the left side of the tractor trailer. The force of the impact cased the car to rotate and travel into the eastbound lanes of SR 70.

After spinning into the eastbound lanes of SR 70, the vehicle entered the path of the SUV following the semi tractor trailer, where the front of the SUV collided with the front of the sedan.

Force of the crash knocked the SUV off the roadway an onto the grass shoulder of the south side of SR 70 where the SUV crashed into the guard rail causing a second collision of the rear of the SUV to crash into the rear of the sedan that was initially hit by the truck.

The semi tractor trailer came to a stop facing east , east of the site of the crash.

The sedan initially struck by the semi, came to a stop in the westbound lanes of SR70 facing west, and west of the initial impact with the truck.

The SUV came to a stop in the eastbound lane facing the northeast still in the crash site.

The 39 year old man from West Palm Beach died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the sport utility vehicle was seriously injured in the crash, and the 1 year old passenger suffered minor injuries.

The 22 year old driver of the semi-tractor trailer was not hurt in the crash.

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