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FHP: Satsuma man, 50, dies after van strikes semi truck

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A 50-year-old Satsuma man was killed Thursday morning when his van collided with a semi truck in Putnam County, authorities said.

The collision happened about 10 a.m. on State Road 100 near County Road 309C, according to the Florida Highway Patrol crash report.

Troopers said a Chevrolet van driven by Michael Wayne Bettey was heading east on SR 100 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed into the path of the semi.

Paramedics pronounced Bettey, who was not wearing a seatbelt, dead at the scene, the crash report stated.

The semi truck's driver was not hurt.