Pierson man killed in collision with dump truck on Volusia County highway

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left a man dead late Sunday night.


The crash happened just before midnight Sunday on Sate Road 44 near Cucumber Lane near Spruce Creek.

According to FHP, the driver of a 2022 Toyota Corolla was traveling westbound above the posted speed limit in the outside lane of State Road 44, approaching Cucumber Lane.

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Troopers say a dump trump was also traveling westbound on State Road 44, just ahead of the Corolla.

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According to FHP, the driver of the Corolla failed to slow down for the dump truck and crashed into the back of it.

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The Corolla driver, identified only as a 64-year-old man from Pierson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dump truck driver was not injured and stayed at the scene to speak with crash investigators.

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According to a report from FHP, both drivers wore their seatbelts.

No other details on the sequence of events leading up to the crash were released by FHP.

The crash remains under investigation.

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