Florida Keys News reported on a series of accidents in the Florida Keys, including one US Highway 1 truck accident that killed a local man on September 26.
A Florida Keys resident that was thirty-nine years of age was killed around 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 26 after crashing into trees along U.S. Highway 1, near mile marker 10. The Summerland Key resident was southbound on Highway 1 in a 1991 Chevy Silverado pickup truck. He swerved left, ran off the road, and hit a tree. Eyewitnesses stated the truck had been improperly passing other vehicles before the crash. The driver was ejected from the truck by the force of the impact. He was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he died later that evening.
In a separate crash earlier that afternoon, a 2010 Toyota Cruiser was southbound on US Highway 1, attempting to make a left turn onto the grass off the shoulder of the northbound lanes, when a northbound 2018 Isuzu TK truck impacted the Toyota. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Isuzu driver wasn’t injured, but the 42-year-old driver of the Toyota was taken to Jackson South Medical Center in Kendall and the two passengers, a 4-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, were airlifted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami-Dade County.