Florida Highway Patrol responds to fatal vehicle incident in Wakulla County

Incident occurred Friday morning
Posted at 1:56 PM, Mar 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-17 15:20:22-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: The Florida Highway Patrol released its incident report Friday afternoon on the accident on Woodville Highway at Methodist Lane.

The report notes at 9:50 a.m., a pickup truck operated by a 75-year-old man of Crawfordville was traveling southbound on State Road 363, also known as Woodville Highway.

An unoccupied truck tractor was parked on the east shoulder of SR 363. The pickup truck traveled onto the east shoulder and the pickup truck collided with the tractor's right front.

The report said the pickup truck then traveled on the shoulder and collided with a wooden utility pole.

FHP notes that the operator of the pickup truck was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Medical Services assisted the Florida Highway Patrol at the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle accident in Wakulla County Friday morning.

According to the FHP live traffic crash and road condition report website, FHP responded to the area of Woodville Highway and State Road 267 just after 10 a.m. Friday.

FPH said the accident involved a brown Chevrolet truck and a power pole. In the process of striking the pole, the truck also collided with a parked unoccupied international tractor.

According to FHP, the operator of the brown truck died and was the only person in the vehicle.

As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed there were no roadblocks.