Fatal crash involving a pick-up and a tractor-trailer

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A man, driving in his pick-up truck on the north side of County Road 249, crossed into the southbound lane for unknown reasons and immediately crashed into a tractor trailer, driven by 39-year old man.  The driver of the pick-up was not wearing his seatbelt, was thrown from the truck while the semi jackknifed and the trailer flipped into a nearby ditch.

The driver of the pick-up was taken to a local hospital in Gainesville, where he died several hours later.  The truck driver is in critical condition.

The accident is under investigation.  My condolences go out to the family of the driver of the pick-up truck.