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.