Big Pine Key, FL (November 25, 2019) - A driver was killed in a head-on crash along US 1 in the Florida Keys. The crash happened on Sunday, November 24th on US 1, near mile marker 29.5 on Big Pine Key.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 32-year-old George Charles Duve of Philadelphia was driving a van on US 1 when he collided with a semi-truck. Rescue workers and police arrived shortly after the crash. Duve was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the semi was hurt and went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crash and the cause is not known at this time. The semi driver was not identified by authorities.
No further details have been released.
Fatal accidents are reported about once every three hours in Florida. Head-on collisions produce some of the most dangerous and catastrophic results that we see in car accidents across our state. Head-on crashes usually take place at higher speeds and happen before a driver can slow down or take evasive maneuvers. The impact of these accidents can have irreversible and life-changing effects in a matter of seconds. Police will continue to investigate this crash to determine the cause.
Our thoughts are with the families during this difficult time.
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