FHP: Logging truck overturns into ditch, killing driver

Log truck crash blocked lanes of State Road 200 during investigation

By Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - A log truck driver died Tuesday morning when his truck overturned into a ditch on State Road 200, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Troopers were dispatched to State Road 200 at Piney Island Drive just before 6 a.m. where the crash took place.

John Milton, 66, from Folkston Georgia was traveling eastbound on SR-200 when investigators said he drove off into the shoulder and overturned into a ditch in the road. This caused the logs on his truck to spill out onto the roadway.

Some of that debris caused another crash when an SUV hit it and also flipped over.

The SUV driver was able to get out of the crash with minor injuries.

Heavy delays could be seen leading up to the Shave Bridge as crews worked to clear the roadway.

Left lanes in both directions of SR-200 were blocked for nine hours during the investigation.

The road reopened just before 3 p.m.

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