LABELLE, FL. -- Tomas G. Hernandez, 20 of Clewiston died in a 5:59 a.m.. crash Tuesday in western Hendry county.
A 1996 Freightliner, driven by Carlos Ranier Hernandez, 37 of Fort Denaud was traveling north in the driveway of 7261 SR-80. A witness vehicle was traveling east on SR-80 in the outside lane approaching the driveway access.
Tomas Hernandez in a 2005 Chevy was traveling east on SR-80 in the outside lane directly behind the witness vehicle. The Freightliner made a right turn into the outside lane of SR-80, traveling east.
The Freightliner established the outside lane and proceeded to gain speed. The driver of the Chevy proceeded into the inside eastbound lane, passed the witness vehicle, and traveled southeast into the
outside lane. The front portion of the Chevy struck the rear portion of the Freightliner.
The driver of the Chevy was pronounced deceased on scene. No other injuries were reported.