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Man dies in traffic incident in Suwannee County

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Dec 13, 2022

LIVE OAK, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 4:37 p.m.: The Florida Highway Patrol released a report on the incident at County Road 49 (CR 49) just south of 102nd Street Tuesday afternoon.

At 12:26 p.m. a pickup truck that was driven by a 43-year-old man of Live Oak was northbound on County Road 49.

A garbage truck was southbound on CR 49. According to the report, the pickup truck and the garbage truck collided head-on within the southbound lane of travel.

The Florida Highway Patrol report noted the driver of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the driver of the garbage truck was not injured.

UPDATE 4:29 p.m.: The road that was blocked because of the incident was cleared.

INITIAL REPORT

First responders were dispatched to the scene of an incident Tuesday afternoon on County Road 49 in Suwannee County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s Live Traffic Crash and Road Conditions report, just after 12:30 p.m., first responders, including the Suwannee County Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene at County Road 49 (CR 49) about a mile from Highway 90.

According to the FHP website, the incident led to a fatality and CR 49 is blocked.

This story will be updated.