Monday, April 08, 2013

Man Dead Crashing Into Trailer

Crash Takes Life Of Lake Placid Man

LAKE PLACID, FL. -- A 33-year old man died after crashing into a trailer on a rural road in Highland County Monday morning.

At about 11:33 a.m. Brandon W. Christian of Lake Placid was driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee northbound on rural Henscratch Rd., passing the intersection of Dawg House Drive. An empty trailer was parked approximately 4 feet off the roadway on the west shoulder of Henscratch Rd.

FHP Cpl. David R. Brunner said for unknown reasons, the Jeep traveled across the southbound lane of Henscratch Rd and drove onto the west shoulder. The left front of the vehicle struck the right rear of the trailer.

The vehicle came to final rest facing west in the southbound lane of Henscratch Rd. Christian's body was taken to the Medical Examiners Office and a blood alcohol test is pending.

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