HAWTHORNE ‒ A 62-year-old Hawthorne man was killed at about 5:45 a.m. on Friday, April 12, in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy 301.

The crash, which resulted in one death of one, occurred near Southeast 165th Avenue, and left another individual injured, according to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). While details from the ongoing investigation are still forthcoming, initial information indicates that a 26-year-old man from Melrose, Florida, who was driving a pickup truck sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Occupants of an SUV, a 38-year-old man and his 74-year-old male passenger, both from Charlotte, NC, were uninjured.

The 62-year-old Hawthorne man was driving a pickup truck and was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to the FHP, while the two pickup truck drivers were not wearing seatbelts, the uninjured occupants of the SUV were wearing seatbelts.

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