PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- A man from Palm Coast was killed in a crash involving a rock hauler and a garbage truck.
The crash happened just before 7 a.m. on State Road 100, just west of Palatka.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver of the garbage truck made a left turn in front of the rock hauler.
The rock hauler swerved to avoid hitting the garbage truck. Unfortunately, it struck a Chrysler 300, knocking it to the side of the road. The rock hauler then hit a Ford F-150 pickup truck, sending it deep into the woods. The driver of the pickup truck, 33-year-old Robert Laks, died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
Alcohol test results are pending on Willie Lane, the driver of the garbage truck, and on Mark Robbins, the driver of the rock hauler.