MIDDLEBURG, FL – An 82-year old man was killed when his pickup truck collided with a semi truck that was hauling logs in Middleburg, FL on August 11, 2011.
Middleburg is an unincorporated community located in Clay County, Florida in the northern part of the state about 168 miles southeast of Tallahassee and about 171 miles northeast of Tampa.
The deceased was identified as Arthur David Wright, 82 years old, from Middleburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident occurred when Wright pulled out of a driveway of a local business heading east on County Road 218 toward Middleburg and into the path of the oncoming logging truck that was going the opposite way. The accident happened about 10:15 am on Thursday.
The semi truck crashed with the pickup truck and then overturned and spilled logs all over the roadway. The big rig driver, 36 year-old Mark Lamont Webb, from Crescent City, FL, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Wright did not notice the log truck when he pulled out into its path on County Road 218.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
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