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Florida School Principal Killed in Crash on Way to Work

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 15:03:00-05

SHADY HILLS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida middle school principal has died after colliding with a log truck on his way to work.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 46-year-old Adam Kennedy was killed Friday morning when his pickup truck crashed into the back of the truck carrying a trailer full of logs. The Florida Highway Patrol said it did not appear Kennedy slowed down before the collision.

Officials say Kennedy was principal at Crews Lake Middle School in Pasco County and had worked in the school district since 1999. He had been principal at Crews Lake since 2015.

The school district brought a full crisis team, including counselors and two of the school's former principals to help students and employees.

The log truck driver wasn't injured.