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Man, 53, dies of injuries suffered in Hernando County truck accident

BROOKSVILLE — A 53-year-old man died from injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle accident Thursday on County Line Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol

The man, who has not been identified, died at the scene of the crash.

He was traveling west on County Line east of Mariner Boulevard and approaching slower traffic about 10 a.m. when he drove a 2003 Chevrolet pickup onto the grass shoulder on the north side of the road.

The man, who was alone in the truck, continued heading west, driving around a wooden utility pole and then passing a slower-moving car. He then drove southwest across both lanes of County Line, overcorrected and then went back across County Line onto the north shoulder again.

The truck struck a wooden utility pole and a barbed wire fence before coming to rest facing southeast in an empty field north of County Line.

The FHP said the man likely died from injuries suffered in the crash.

Authorities are still trying to determine whether alcohol was involved in the accident. As of Friday afternoon, FHP still had not contacted the man's next of kin.

Man, 53, dies of injuries suffered in Hernando County truck accident 08/28/09 [Last modified: Friday, August 28, 2009 4:56pm]
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