Bartow Man Dies in Early Morning Crash, Property Owner Says Curve Notorious for Accidents
BROOKSVILLE – At least one person is confirmed dead after an early morning single vehicle rollover crash on US-98.
According to witnesses, around 5:00 a.m. this morning a Dodge pickup truck was traveling southbound on US-98, just south of Yontz Road, when it left the roadway, struck two trees, a fence, and then overturned.
Property owner, Robin Jones says a male in his mid to late twenties was found deceased inside the truck. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the deceased is a 28-year-old male from Bartow, Florida but his identity is being withheld, pending notification of next-of-kin.
Jones provided several images of the heavily damaged pickup truck and says this isn’t the first time someone has crashed into his yard. “Every two to four years someone ends up in our yard, coming around that turn after the light at Yontz Road,” says Jones. If not for the fence and trees, Jones believes the truck may have struck his house.
In March of 2016, Jones provided RNRF with incredible images of a car that was cut in half after it struck a tree on his property. Surprisingly, no one was killed in that accident.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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