Glades County, FL (May 5, 2020) - A man from Zephyrhills was killed in a crash that took place on State Road 78 in Glades County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, May 4th.
Troopers say that a 54-year-old man was operating a machine that was applying roadway reflectors on SR 78 near Hunter Road. As the man was in the machine, he was struck by an SUV that was driven by a 21-year-old man from Okeechobee. The SUV then collided with a guardrail before coming to a stop. The 54-year-old worker was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither the SUV driver nor the construction worker was identified. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
There are no additional details available.
Fatal Florida car accidents are reported each day, multiple times per day. Sadly, these crashes often claim the lives of innocent victims. A deadly car accident must be carefully investigated by officials. In some cases, the deceased victim was merely an innocent driver or passenger who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Negligent driving is a frequent cause of serious and fatal crashes that take place in our state.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the victim's family following this fatal crash on State Road 78.
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