Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Driver Dead In Sugar Cane Field Crash

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A 51-year old truck driver is dead after a crash in eastern Hendry County early Tuesday morning at 3:20 a.m.

The FHP says a driver from Belle Glade was northbound on Blumberg Road hauling sugarcane from the field on Concrete Barn Road toward a destination of Townsite 3 on CR-835. 7 miles south of CR-835, when the truck exited the northbound lane of Blumberg Road onto the east shoulder. 

The vehicle struck a utility pole as it entered a ditch, jackknifed and overturned into the ditch. Hendry County EMS pronounced the driver deceased on scene. 

FHP Cpl. A.J. Close said release of the name of the deceased driver is pending notification of next of kin.

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