FHP: 73-year-old killed in crash with semi-truck in Green Cove Springs

By Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - A 73-year-old driver was killed Friday morning in a crash in Green Cove Springs, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol and Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 at Corporate Square around 6:10 a.m. Friday. The crash was just south of State Road 16 near the Shands Bridge. 

Troopers said the driver of the semi-truck, 55-year-old Robert Patterson, didn't see a Dodge pickup headed south in the left lane on U.S. 17 and drove into the pickup's path when trying to turn from Corporate Square Road onto U.S. 17 north.

The pickup hit the left side of the semi-truck, and the pickup's driver, Toby Adair, was killed.

All southbound lanes of U.S. 17 were shut down during the initial investigation around 7 a.m. with heavy delays were seen in the area. Troopers later opened one lane in each direction just before 8 a.m.

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