One dead in semi-truck crash

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Posted at 5:40 PM, May 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-03 17:40:00-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL)--One person is dead after a fiery crash in Gadsden County.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the accident happened on U.S. 27 just north of McNair Road around eight Saturday morning.

They say a big rig was headed north on U.S. 27 when the driver ran off the road, slamming into four metal fence posts and a tree.

The truck then caught fire. The driver died at the scene. The person's identity hasn't been released.

Troopers are investigating the crash.