One Dead On U.S. 27
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Michael Allen Johnson, 53, of Clewiston died at the scene when his 1996 GMC pickup truck collided with a semi trailer on U.S. 27, Monday April 25th at 3:43 p.m.
This traffic crash occurred on US-27 (State Road 25) near the entrance of Wedgworth Inc., located at 28033 South US-27, Moore Haven,
Florida, 33471. Johnson was traveling north on US-27 in the outside lane, behind a trailer driven by Ruben Gonzalez, 50 of Clewiston, just south of the entrance of Wedgworth Inc.
The 2006 Mack truck, towing a single semi trailer, was traveling north on US-27 in the outside lane, in front of Johnson, just south of the entrance of Wedgworth Inc. Gonzalez was slowng to make a right turn into the entrance of Wedgworth Inc. According to the physical evidence, Johnson failed to notice him slowing.
As a result, the front portion of the pickup collided with the rear trailer portion of the Mack truck. As a result of impact, the Mack and trailer
over turned on to its left side. Subsequently, the top hood portion of it collided with a palm tree and a utility pole.
The pickup came to final rest in the entrance of Wedgworth Inc., east of State Road 25. V01 was upright, facing in a northeast direction to the rear
portion of the trailer which came to final rest on the north grass shoulder of the entrance of Wedgworth Inc., east of State Road 25, on its left side facing east.
Neither person was wearing a seatbelt. Gonzales suffered minor injuries. Charges are pending a homicide investigation.