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Palatka man killed in Putnam County crash

62-year-old dies in fiery collision

PALATKA, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said a Putnam  County man died in a fiery crash after colliding with another vehicle on Highway 19  in Palatka Thursday afternoon.

According to a crash report. Ronald Ussery, 62, was driving south in his 2004 Nissan Frontier when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming pick-up truck driven by Christina Carr, 31.

Troopers said the crash caused Ussery's truck to overturn and caught on fire, engulfing the vehicle.

Carr, also a Palatka resident, was seriously injured and taken to UF Health Gainesville.