1 dead after sedan rear-ends truck in Volusia highway crash

Crash happened along U.S. Highway 17 near West Davis Street

Lines painted on the center of a road. (Pexels)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – One person is dead and a Eustis man is in serious condition after a rear-end crash along U.S. Highway 17 in Volusia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a sedan was driving behind a truck along U.S. Highway 17, both headed south and approaching West Davis Street.

In a crash report, FHP stated that the sedan — driven by a 41-year-old Eustis man — failed to slow down for the truck ahead, resulting in a rear-end crash.

The Eustis man was airlifted as a trauma alert to the hospital with serious injuries, but the passenger in the sedan was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, troopers said.

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The report shows the driver and passenger of the truck were not taken to the hospital and remained at the scene.

Troopers said a roadblock is currently up at the intersection as investigators look into the crash.

This crash remains under investigation.

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