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Branford Man Dies After Truck Drifts Off Roadway

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Posted at 9:37 PM, Nov 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-17 16:50:20-05

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL. (WTXL) - A Branford man is dead after crashing into a tree early Monday morning.

Troopers with The Florida Highway Patrol say 38-year-old Ronnie Gene Kirby Jr. was driving on State Road 247 in Columbia County. Kirby crashed three miles north of County Road 240 around 4:20 a.m.

Troopers say, he wasn't wearing a seat belt. They say, it's unclear why his pick-up truck drifted off the road and hit an oak tree.

Kirby was pronounced dead on the scene.