Lake City man seriously injured in fiery crash

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 13, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) – A Lake City man suffered serious injuries Tuesday night when his vehicle collided with a semi-truck that was attempting to make a U-turn.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on US Highway 90 near SE Timberwolf Drive in Columbia County.

The crash report states that 50-year-old Dana W. Davis was traveling west on US-90 when a driver in a semi-truck began to make a U-turn in front of him. Troopers say the front of Davis' vehicle collided with the rear tires and axle of the truck.

Both vehicles then burst into flames.

Davis was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the semi-truck, 50-year-old Jose Puig Mediaceja, was cited for an improper U-turn. He was not injured in the crash.

The westbound lanes of US-90 were shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene of the accident.



 
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