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Driver identified in Clearwater orange juice truck crash

CLEARWATER — Police have identified the driver of the orange juice truck that overturned on Gulf to Bay Boulevard during rush hour Tuesday afternoon.

Rodney Smith, 39, of Lake Wales is in stable condition at Bayfront Medical Center with injuries not thought to be life-threatening, according to Clearwater police.

Smith was westbound on Gulf to Bay when he made a right turn onto an access road toward north U.S. Highway 19. He lost control and the truck flipped over, spilling orange juice concentrate and diesel fuel on the road, police said.

Police said Smith will be cited with careless driving. The road reopened overnight.

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Driver identified in Clearwater orange juice truck crash 10/21/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:02am]
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