Robert Stephen Hoye Killed, Ronald Zimmerman Hurt in Truck Accident in Live Oak, FL
Live Oak, FL -- A two-vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a semi-truck left 56-year-old Robert Stephen Hoye dead, and injured Ronald Zimmerman in Live Oak, FL Thursday, January 19, 2017.
The incident took place on Interstate 10 about 2:42 p.m.
It appears the semi-truck, driven by 58-year-old Ronald Zimmerman, was attempting a lane change when the collision occurred. His truck was said to be in westbound in the outside lane when it moved into the same lane as the deceased victim's truck. In an attempt to avoid the collision, Mr. Hoye's pickup careened into the median. The vehicle then traveled across the westbound lanes, struck a guard rail and rolled down an embankment. Mr Hoye was thrown from the vehicle, and was killed at the scene.
Mr. Zimmerman''s vehicle flipped onto its side, subsequently catching fire. Mr. Zimmerman was taken to a nearby hospital, and was last listed in serious condition.
The official investigation is ongoing and may reveal more details as it concludes.
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