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58-year-old Brooksville man dies after dump truck crash

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Medical emergency prompts crash; 1 dies

A 58-year-old Brooksville man died Wednesday night after he suffered a medical emergency while driving and crashed, state troopers said.

Charles R. Owens, 58, was driving a dump truck north on U.S. 41 just before 8 p.m. when the GMC truck in front of him stopped at a red light at Powell Road, south of Brooksville.

Owens experienced an unspecified medical emergency and lost control of the truck, which struck the back of the GMC, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The impact sent the dump truck into the center median of the highway and pushed the GMC truck north, where it came to a stop on the shoulder of the highway, troopers said.

Owens was taken to Brooksville Regional Hospital, where he died.

The driver of the GMC, Dallas R. Dunlap, 51, of Brooksville, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Oak Hill Hospital.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The GMC truck sustained about $5,000 in damages, the highway patrol said.

58-year-old Brooksville man dies after dump truck crash 10/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:22pm]

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