1 killed in fiery 4-vehicle crash on US 301 in Maxville

Clay County Fire Rescue says a person died in a crash Tuesday morning on U.S. 301. (Photo by Lee Gaines)

MAXVILLE, Fla. – One person died Tuesday morning in a four-vehicle crash on U.S. 301 just before County Road 218, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a pickup truck towing an SUV on a flatbed trailer was going north on U.S. 301 about 10:20 a.m. when it struck a Kia Cadenza. Those two vehicles continued north and hit a Ford Expedition, which struck a Hyundai Sonata.

At some point, a fire began and the driver of the Kia died at the scene.

The cause of this crash is currently under investigation.

Aftermath of crash on U.S. 301 that killed the driver of a Kia Cadenza. (WJXT)

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