Florida State police said on man is dead and another man was injured following an early morning accident.
The accident happened around 1 a.m. Friday morning on State Road 53. According to Florida police, the unidentified driver of a semi-truck was traveling northbound when, for an unknown reason, he crossed over into the southbound lanes and crashed into the left side of another tractor trailer, driven by John Geiger, 47.
The impact of the crash caused the unidentified driver’s truck to jackknife then erupt in a blaze. The driver died on the scene.
Geiger’s truck also overturned on the passenger side and came to rest on S.R. 59. Geiger had chest pains and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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