FHP: Orange Park man, 20, dies in crash involving semi on US 301
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A 20-year-old man died in a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailor Tuesday night in Clay County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened about 8 p.m. on U.S. 301 at County Road 218, troopers said.
Troopers said Dyllon Smith, of Orange Park, died at the scene.
According to the report, the semi was southbound on U.S. 301 and stopped in a left turn lane. Smith was also southbound on U.S.301 in the inside lane.
The truck driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic as he drove out of the left turn lane in front of Smith's car, troopers said. Smith then collided with the rear of the trailer..
Southbound lanes of U.S. 301 were shut down for several hours.
The Highway Patrol said charges are pending.
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