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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.
Fatal Crash. 301@CR218. Semi vs. car. One confirmed fatal on scene. 301 SB closed. Avoid area due to delays. pic.twitter.com/XRjXXM3AMQ— FHPJacksonville (@FhpJacksonville) November 8, 2017
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking that motorists avoid the area, as delays are expected.
TRAFFIC ALERT: There is a serious traffic crash near County Road 218 and Highway 301. Florida Highway Patrol is working the incident and will update accordingly. Please avoid the area if able, as delays are to be expected. #CCSOFL pic.twitter.com/kZizReJL7J— Clay County SO, FL (@ccsofl) November 8, 2017
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