Zephyrhills trucker killed in Volusia County crash

DELAND — A Zephyrhills man was killed Saturday when his semitrailer-truck crashed into a group of trees in Volusia County.

The man was driving east just before 1 p.m. on New York Avenue near Linda Drive in Deland, authorities said. For an unknown reason, the truck veered onto the north shoulder where it crashed into the trees and caught fire.

The 66-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Florida Highway Patrol troopers did not immediately release his name pending notification of his next of kin.

The crash remained under investigation.

Zephyrhills trucker killed in Volusia County crash 03/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 2, 2013 9:19pm]

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