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Plant City man dies in crash on State Road 39

PLANT CITY — A Plant City man died early Saturday after he turned his vehicle into the path of an oncoming truck on State Road 39, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Nicholas Sheldon Shakes, 27, was driving south on State Road 39 about 2:30 a.m. when he tried to turn left turn onto Trapnell Road, FHP said.

A truck, driven by Jonathan Wesley Forbes, 21, of Plant City, was traveling north on State Road 39 when Shakes tried to make the turn. The passenger side of Shakes' Mercedes C300 hit the front of Forbes' Ford F-150, FHP said.

Shakes died at the scene. Forbes was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious condition, FHP said. The incident is under investigation.

Plant City man dies in crash on State Road 39 07/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:49pm]
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