Wellborn man dies in single-vehicle crash in Suwannee County

Posted at 12:18 AM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 05:11:12-05

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A single-vehicle crash in Suwannee County claimed the life of a 59-year-old Wellborn man Monday evening.

The driver has been identified as Joseph K. Giffen III.

Troopers said the vehicle left County Road 137 south of Wellborn while negotiating a right curve, traveled onto the west shoulder, struck a tree and caught fire.

The accident happened about 7:37 p.m. on Monday. 

The reason the driver traveled off the roadway is unknown and under investigation, troopers said. It's unknown whether alcohol played a factor in this crash.