Eustis, FL (June 12, 2020) – A fatal collision involving a dump truck took the life of one individual on Wednesday in Eustis.
The crash occurred at the intersection of FL-44 and CR-44A at approximately 11:50 a.m. when a dump truck and a passenger vehicle crashed into one another for reasons that have not yet been disclosed.
An individual present in the passenger vehicle at the time of the collision was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. No further injuries have been reported, and none of the individuals involved have been identified.
The roadway in the area was blocked off for about an hour following the collision.
Nothing further has been released regarding the accident or its circumstances.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Truck Accidents in Florida
According to information provided by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida has consistently held the number three spot nationally for traffic deaths involving big-rig trucks for the past decade.
In 2017, there were over 30,000 truck accidents in Florida that involved 27 fatalities, 57 incapacitations, and over 1,000 other injuries.
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