SOUTHPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — The driver of the dump truck was killed Tuesday afternoon when his truck flipped over in Southport.
It occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Highway 77 and County Road 2300, also known as Steam Plant Road.
State Troopers said the truck driver left a construction site and was heading east when the vehicle apparently veered right onto the south grass shoulder.
The driver tried to steer to the left but lost control. The truck crossed the westbound lanes, spun into the shoulder, collided with a tree, and then rolled over several times.
The 64-year-old driver from Chipley died at the scene.
“We just urge drivers obviously to travel with caution, watch their speed and make sure they’re paying attention to the road at all times,” Florida Highway Patrol Corporal Jacob Moore said.
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — One person was killed in a wreck in Southport, Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said a dump truck rolled over on County Road 2300 near Fanning Bayou Drive. The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m.
More details about the crash are expected to be released later today.