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One dead after semi catches fire in Taylor County

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Posted at 12:32 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 00:32:00-05

TAYLOR COUNTY, FL -- One man is dead after a fatal crash in Taylor County Monday evening around 6:20 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 36-year old Bailey Heard was driving a semi-truck south on US-221 just south of Boyd Road when he left the road and hit a metal guardrail.

Troopers say the semi then flipped and burst into flames.

Heard, of Pavo, Georgia, was pronounced dead on-scene. A passenger suffered minor injuries but is expected to be okay.