Silver Springs, FL (October 10, 2018) - A Tuesday night crash on State Road 40 left a man dead. The crash took place on Tuesday, October 9th around 7:20 pm in Marion County.
Police and fire crews were called to County Road 315 around 7:21 pm. When they arrived they discovered a crash between a car and a semi-truck. The driver of the car was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters.
The car, identified as a Toyota Camry, was traveling eastbound on State Road 40 when it collided head-on with the semi-truck. The driver of the vehicle, 19-year-old Clayton Graham Hilton, died from injuries sustained in the crash. The truck driver, identified as 50-year-old Richard Paul Leinthall, was not hurt. Troopers blocked the roadway for several hours while they conducted measurements at the scene and cleared away the wreckage.
There is no additional information available at this time.
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