Palm Coast, FL (November 23, 2018) - A worker who died in a crash involving a waste disposal truck on Wednesday, November 21st has been identified by authorities.
21-year-old Demont'e Harris of Palm Coast was working on a Waste Pro truck when the truck rolled over, trapping him underneath. The incident happened around 10:00 am near the intersection of Oak Trails Boulevard and Bay Spring Place. Harris was a passenger on the truck. The driver, 42 year old Marcus Thames, was traveling northbound on Bay Spring when he approached a curve. The truck failed to navigate the curve and crossed onto the shoulder where it then lost control and overturned into a muddy swale.
An initial investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol reveals that the truck may have been traveling too fast at the time of the incident, causing it to overturn as it entered the curve. Both drivers were trapped beneath the vehicle. Thames was pulled out by nearby Good Samaritans while Harris remained trapped until rescue workers arrived.
The investigation remains ongoing and there is no word on any charges at this time.
We are saddened to hear of the death of Demont'e Harris in this tragic crash. It appears from early reports that the accident was caused by speed. Many of the fatal accidents reported in Florida each year are caused by excessive speed or traveling too fast for the conditions of the roadway. Unfortunately, in this case, it appears to have contributed to the death of a young man.
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