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Man dies when truck hits tree in Columbia County

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FORT WHITE, Fla. – A 77-year-old man was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle crash in Columbia County.

Pete Mesa of Lake City was driving on SW Tustenuggee Avenue when his 2006 Chevy Silverado hit a tree. 

He was taken to Shands Lakeshore, where he died.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Mesa was wearing a seat belt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.