Updating Breaking News: Fatal two-vehicle crash in Alachua County kills man

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The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash this morning at approximately 11 am on US 441 in Alachua.

According to the FHP report, a dump truck driven by a 73-year old man from Apopka, was traveling east on US 441 in the left lane. The second vehicle, a tractor-trailer driven by a 58-year-old man from Nicholasville, KY  was traveling north in the left turn lane of CR 235A in preparation to turn onto US 441.

For unknown reasons, the  driver of the dump truck failed to stop for the red traffic signal and continued through the intersection where its front struck the front of the tractor-trailer.

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 After the initial collision, the dump truck overturned onto its left side. The tractor-trailer came to final rest facing in a southeast direction. The Apopka man was pronounced deceased on the scene by Alachua County Fire Rescue. The tractor-trailer driver was transported to Shands in Gainesville, where his injuries were listed as serious by the FHP report.

The FHP did not release the names of the drivers.

This is a developing news story and will be updated as more details are known.

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