Interlachen man killed in Putnam County multi-vehicle crash


PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A 54-year-old Interlachen man died Tuesday night in a crash on State Road 20 in southern Putnam County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper said David Johnson was driving on west S.R. 20 at Hoover Road, east of Interlachen, just before 8 p.m. when he failed to slow down for pickup truck towing a trailer that was attempting to turn.

The front of Johnson's Ford Ranger hit the back of the trailer in front of him which then hit a tractor-trailer.

A 14-year-old girl riding in Johnson's pickup at the time of the crash  was taken to UF Health Gainesville with minor injuries. The driver of the pickup towing the trailer was taken to Putnam Medical to be treated for minor injures.

According to the FHP report, Johnson was not wearing a seat belt.

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