Ocala, FL (August 16, 2021) - A driver was killed after a crash between a tractor-trailer and a car in Ocala on Monday, August 16th. The accident happened around 9:50 a.m. on Northwest Highway 225 and County Road 326.
According to police, the tractor-trailer arrived at an intersection with a stop sign. The driver entered the intersection and collided with a pickup truck. The pickup truck burst into flames and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. Police have not said whether the driver of the tractor-trailer stopped at the stop sign. The identity of the deceased victim has not been released.
There is no further information available at this time and an investigation remains ongoing.
Crashes involving trucks and commercial vehicles are some of the most devastating types of accidents that take place on our roadways. A Florida truck accident can result in death or serious injuries to victims in a matter of seconds. Commercial vehicles are large and powerful and crashes have a much greater impact compared to other smaller vehicles. A commercial truck accident presents complicated questions of legal liability that must be addressed by an attorney.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the victim's family following this tragic truck accident in Ocala.
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