One Dead Following Liberty Co. Accident

By: Florida Highway Patrol Email
By: Florida Highway Patrol Email

News Release: Florida Highway Patrol
September 3, 2014

LIBERTY CO., Fla. -- One man was killed and another is in critical condition following an accident in Liberty County around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol says that a Ford Ranger was traveling westbound on State Road 20 when the vehicle started to veer off the road.

The driver over-corrected the vehicle and lost control of the vehicle, forcing the truck to cross the road and into a ditch before overturning on its side.

FHP says that Joseph E. Rudd, Jr., 48 of Hosford, FL was killed in the accident. The driver, 70-year old James A. King, Jr. was sent to TMH in critical condition.

The incident was not believed to be alcohol related.


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