Hawthorne accident claims 1, injures 1

One Hawthorne man died and another is in serious condition after the pickup they were in overturned on U.S. Highway 301 on Saturday afternoon.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, a witness claimed a pickup, driven by a 60-year-old Hawthorne man, was going northbound on U.S. Highway 301 around 3:30 p.m., changed lanes in front of him and nearly collided with him before going off road.

The driver then lost control of his pickup and, after attempting to correct it,  hit a ditch, overturned, flipped over a fence and came to rest at 4701 U.S. Highway 301 north of SE 57th Avenue.

FHP reported the driver died and the passengera 58-year-old Hawthorne manwas in serious condition. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

4701 US Highway 301 Hawthorne map
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