Dump truck driver killed in crash near Santa Fe High School

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

At 11:06 a.m. today, a 73-year-old male from Apopka, FL, was fatally injured at the intersection of CR 235A and US 441. He was traveling east on US 441 in a dump truck and failed to stop for a red light at 235A. At the same time, a 58-year-old man from Nicholasville, KY, was traveling north in the left turn lane of 235A in a tractor/trailer, preparing to turn onto US 441. The dump truck struck the tractor/trailer and turned over on its side. The dump truck’s driver was pronounced deceased at the scene; the tractor/trailer’s driver was transported to Shands in Gainesville with serious injuries.