1 seriously hurt in I-95 crash with log truck

Published On: Mar 06 2014 12:22:47 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 06 2014 06:10:00 PM EST
Log truck and pickup truck crash
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -

A driver suffered serious injuries Thursday morning in a crash between a log truck and a pickup truckĀ on Interstate 95 southbound, according to Nassau County Fire Rescue.

Log truck and pickup truck crash The crash happened about 8 a.m., just south of the Georgia border.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Stephen Fanning was driving his pickup in the center lane heading toward U.S. Highway 17 when he changed lanes into the right lane to pass a vehicle. Troopers said he underestimated the speed of the log truck and struck the rear of it.

His truck then traveled into the right emergency lane and hit a guardrail before coming to a stop.

Log truck and pickup truck crash

It took rescuers 10 minutes to extricate Fanning, of Seaside, Calif. He was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with serious injuries.

The 66-year-old driver of the log truck was not hurt.

Two lanes of I-95 were blocked for about 30 minutes while rescuers cleared the scene.

Camden County (Ga.) Fire Rescue also responded to help Nassau County firefighters.