The driver of a log truck died after overturning in a median in Nassau County, according Florida Highway Patrol.
The incident happened around 6:25 a.m. Tuesday at State Road 200 at Piney Island Drive near the Shave Bridge.
According to troopers, the log truck driver, identified as John Glendel Milton, 66, of Folkston, Georgia, was traveling eastbound in the left lane of State Road 200 and ran off the roadway into a grassy median and overturned.
FHP said after the truck overturned and spilled its load, another vehicle was struck by the logs and also overturned in the median.
.@FHPJacksonville tells me the driver of this logging truck lost control for a reason that’s under investigation sending it into median, spilling its load. Driver deceased on scene. @WOKVNews @ActionNewsJax @ActionTraffic pic.twitter.com/WXR4tiVDmp— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) November 13, 2018
The 21-year-old driver of the second vehicle has minor injuries, authorities said.
Traffic in the area is experiencing serious delays.
Some viewers tell Action News Jax they have sat in traffic for at least an hour.
FHP is investigating why the log truck driver lost control.
I just heard from @FHPJacksonville - I'm told this crash is log truck v. ditch, driver deceased on scene. FHP says second vehicle struck by logs and overturned into median - driver of 2nd vehicle not injured. https://t.co/2sLv1ze6Pe— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) November 13, 2018
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