A 49-year-old motorist from Umatilla was killed early Friday morning when his sedan slammed into a semi-truck in Marion County.
The crash occurred about 6:10 a.m. on State Road 326 near the intersection with U.S. Hwy. 441 when a tractor trailer driven by a 48-year-old Ocala man was making a left turn. The trailer was across the eastbound lane of SR 326 when the front of the sedan struck its left front wheel, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.
The tractor trailer driver stopped on the north shoulder of SR 326. Neither the driver nor his 50-year-old female passenger, also of Ocala, were injured, according to the FHP report.
The sedan came to rest facing northeast in the eastbound lane of the roadway. The sedan’s driver, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic from Marion County Fire Rescue, the report states.