John Smith of Moore Haven died in a crash Thursday afternoon in Hendry County, Fl.
Michael Ronnie Doctor, 27 of Clewiston, FL was traveling southbound in a 2004 Ford Excursion on County Road 833, hauling a wide trailer about 8:16 pm Thursday.
John Howard Smith, 84 of Moore Haven, in a 1987 Toyota pickup truck was northbound on County Road 833. As Doctor passed Smith, the front left wheel housing of the trailer collided with the front left corner of the Toyota. Due to significant left front wheel damage, it was redirected toward the northwest, across the southbound lane and onto the west shoulder of County Road 833.
The pickup truck continued northwest on the shoulder and overturned into a water-filled canal where it became completely submerged. Smith was found in the truck when it was removed from the canal.
Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene. Charges are pending said the FHP.