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Man dies in Putnam County car crash

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Updated: 9/30/2013 11:48 pm
INTERLACHEN, Fla. -- A Putnam County man died after crashing his car in Interlachen.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Richard M. Newman, 82, was driving a 1994 Mazda pickup truck southbound on Dawn Avenue about 1:40 p.m. Monday. The truck crossed into the northbound lane and onto the grass shoulder.

The undercarriage struck a concrete culvert and the truck went airborne. The Mazda then traveled southwest, crossing Dawn Avenue and coming to rest on the west shoulder.

Newman was pronounced dead at Putnam Community Medical Center.
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