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Man, 38, killed in single-vehicle crash in Columbia County

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 38-year-old Branford man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Columbia County early Monday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ronnie Kirby Jr. was driving southbound on State Road 247, about three miles north of County Road 240, about 4:20 a.m. when for reasons unknown he allowed his pickup truck to drift to the left.

State troopers said the truck left the roadway and hit the grass shoulder on the east side of the road.

Kirby's truck then hit a large oak tree, crushing the front end.

Kirby died at the scene. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt.