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DeLand Man Killed In Head-On Crash With Dump Truck On State Road 44

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Florida Highway Patrol, Source: TFP

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal crash occurred on State Road 44 when a 2018 Kenworth T880 dump truck collided with a 2021 Ram 1500, killing a 35-year-old DeLand man.

The crash happened at 7:15 am Friday, according to troopers.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck, traveling eastbound, swerved to avoid stopped traffic and entered the westbound lane, directly into the path of the oncoming Ram 1500.

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The resulting head-on collision caused fatal injuries to the driver of the Ram 1500, a 35-year-old DeLand man who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dump truck driver, a 23-year-old Deltona man, was transported to Advent Health Waterman Hospital with minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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