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NEW DETAILS: Quincy man dead following crash on US 90 Thursday morning; FHP explains what happened

Crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday
FHP on the scene
Posted at 9:00 AM, Mar 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-21 20:38:11-04

UPDATE 7:10 P.M.

Florida Highway Patrol confirmed a 79-year-old man from Quincy is dead following an early-morning crash in Midway Thursday. FHP said the man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. In their report, FHP said the following:

On March 21, 2024, around 5:30 a.m., a 79-year-old Quincy man was traveling the wrong way as he operated his pickup truck west in the eastbound inside lane of US 90 near Commerce Boulevard in Midway, Florida.

A box truck was traveling east in the eastbound outside lane and a garbage truck was traveling east in the eastbound inside lane.

The 79-year-old man swerved to his left in an attempt to avoid colliding with the garbage truck. As a result, the left front of the pickup collided with the left side of the box truck in the eastbound outside lane.

Upon collision, both vehicles rotated counterclockwise. The right-front of the garbage truck then collided with the right-rear corner of the pickup truck in the eastbound inside lane. After the second collision, the pickup truck came to final rest in the eastbound outside lane facing west. The box truck came to final rest on the south grass shoulder facing north, and the garbage truck came to a stop in the eastbound inside lane facing east.

The Quincy man was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver on the box truck was transported to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The driver of the garbage truck was uninjured.

The Florida High Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Midway Police Department, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Midway Fire and Rescue, Gadsden County Volunteer Workers, and the Florida Department of Transportation.

UPDATE 11:20 A.M.

The trucks involved in the deadly crash have been removed from the eastbound lanes of Highway 90. Traffic crews have removed the cones blocking the eastbound lanes. Traffic is moving normally again.

Get more traffic information here.


Highway 90 open again following deadly crash in Midway


  • Florida Highway Patrol is responding to a traffic fatality from a crash Thursday morning on eastbound US-90 in Midway.
  • A detour is being put in place between US-90 and CR-268, and East Brickyard Road.
  • Watch the video above for a look at the scene and view the Instagram Reel below for Channing Frampton's report.

A traffic advisory has been put in place by Florida Highway Patrol following a traffic fatality Thursday morning.

A detour has been put in place at US-90 and CR-268 to East Brickyward Road. On this new route, motorists will end up in front of the Pilot Truck Stop. Plan for these changes on your commute through the area.


"FHP is currently working a Traffic Fatality on eastbound US-90 in the City of Midway (Gadsden County),  the crash scene is just past the westbound on-ramp to I-10.   A detour is being setup at US-90 (Midway City Hall) and CR-268 (Martin Luther King BLVD) to East Brickyard Road.  This detour will bring motorist out in front of the Pilot Truck Stop (in front of the Waffle House)."