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FHP investigating fatal crash in Hamilton County

Fatal Accident
Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 10:14:24-05

HAMILTON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Troopers say a 23-year-old man is dead after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash in Hamilton County over the weekend.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Saturday around 8 a.m. on State Road 6 in Hamilton County.

FHP says Santiago Bueno Jr was driving just west of I-175 on State Road 6.

For unknown reasons, Bueno's vehicle exited the road.

After leaving the road, Bueno crashed into a culvert which caused the vehicle to become airborne. Troopers say the vehicle then overturned and Bueno was ejected as a result.

The 23-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP says Bueno was not wearing a seat belt during the crash.

Authorities are still investigating to determine if alcohol played a role during the accident.