Man dies when truck hits pole on Philips Highway, FHP says

A truck crashed into a pole on Philips Highway, killing the driver and critically injuring a passenger. (WJXT)

A man died in a crash Saturday morning off Philips Highway, north of Baymeadows Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At around 1:30 a.m., a pickup truck was traveling southbound on Philips Highway when the truck traveled onto the west shoulder and struck a roadway sign support pole, troopers said.

The driver of the truck suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

There was a passenger who was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt, according to the FHP report.