Man, 33, dies in crash with rock hauler

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. - A 33-year-old Palm Coast man was killed in a crash involving a rock hauler Wednesday morning.

State troopers said a garbage truck was heading west on State Road 100 at Carraway Church Road about 6:35 a.m., followed by a Chrysler 300 and a Ford F-150. The rock hauler was traveling east.

Troopers said the garbage truck turned left in front of the rock hauler, which then swerved to the left to avoid the truck and sideswiped the Chrysler. The rock hauler then struck the right side of the F-150, driving it into the woods.

The driver of the pickup, Robert Laks, died at the scene.

The driver of the Chrysler suffered only minor injuries.

Troopers said their investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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