Putnam County, FL (March 15, 2019) - A head-on crash has claimed the life of three men along State Road 100. The crash occurred on Wednesday, March 13th, around 12:30 p.m.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol report that a Chevrolet flatbed truck hauling cabbage was traveling eastbound on SR-100. Suddenly, the truck driver lost control, causing the truck to veer into the westbound lanes. While in the westbound lanes, the truck collided head-on with a semi-truck. Three occupants of the flatbed truck were killed in the crash. The victims have been identified as Lloyd Douglas, 61, Benjamin Nelson, 50, and the driver, Haymon Boynton, 65.
The semi-truck driver, 30-year-old Isaias Chaluisant, was airlifted to Orange Park Medical Center in critical condition. Police initially said that a tire blow out caused the flatbed truck to travel into the wrong lane. Later, troopers reported that the official cause of the crash is yet to be determined, pending final investigation.
There is no further information available.
Over 250,000 injury accidents will occur in Florida this year. The worst of these accidents will result in tragic consequences for the loved ones of those affected. This horrific crash in Putnam County is an example of a worst-case scenario on our roadways and we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones and family members who suffered losses in this crash.
If your loved one has been taken from you suddenly by an act of negligence, you may have a legal claim. Under Florida's wrongful death law, the next-of-kin may bring suit against a person responsible for the death of another. Such claims must be brought within two years of the date of death and should always be handled by a trained and experienced Florida wrongful death attorney.
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