ALACHUA ‒ An Obrien, Florida man was killed in an accident in Alachua o July 21. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) was called to the scene of an overturned truck on Northwest U.S. Highway 441 near Northwest 104th Terrace at 5:09 p.m., on Wednesday, July 21. The crash stopped traffic in the area for several hours as investigators and emergency response teams were on the scene.

FHP reports that the 39-year-old Obrien, Florida driver of a white 1995 Ford pickup truck was northbound on Northwest U.S. Highway 441, approaching Northwest 104th Terrace, when he lost control of his vehicle. The truck ran off the roadway to the right and overturned.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the crash site. His passenger, a 59-year-old man, also from Obrien, was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

According to the FHP, the crash is still under investigation. Neither man was belted in at the time of the event.

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