Man dead in Alachua County crash with big rig, troopers say

Pickup truck, semitruck collide on CR-235

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – A Newberry man is dead after a crash Thursday night involving a tractor-trailer in Alachua County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A Dodge pickup truck was heading north on County Road 235 and the tractor-trailer was heading south about 7:15 p.m., troopers said. For an unknown reason, troopers said, the pickup truck crossed the center line of CR-235 and crashed into the trailer..

The driver of the pickup, identified by the FHP as 32-year-old Mitchell Cornwell, died at the scene.

The truck's driver, a 51-year-old Williston man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to North Florida Regional Medical Center as a precaution.

Troopers said the crash investigation is ongoing.