FHP: Orange Park man killed in crash on U.S. 301 in Clay County

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A man was killed Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 301 at County Road 218 in Clay County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash involved a semitruck and a car, FHP said. The semitruck, driven by 33-year-old Ariel Bermudez, of Orlando, was in the left-turn lane on U.S. 301 near CR 218. 

The FHP said Bermudez failed to yield to oncoming traffic when he traveled out of the left turn lane in front of a Hyundai Sonata, driven by 20-year-old Dyllon D. Smith, of Orange Park.

Smith's car hit the back of the semi and Smith died at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation, the FHP said.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking that motorists avoid the area, as delays are expected.

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