box truck driver killed in rear-end collision

On the afternoon of February 26, a box truck and a semi-truck crashed into one another, leaving the 51-year-old driver of the box truck dead.

The incident occurred along SW Conners Highway. Martin County Fire Rescue believes that the box truck rear-ended the semi-truck. 

CBS 12 has an image of the box truck wedged into the semi-truck. 

Reports indicate the roadway was under construction, as the southbound lane was closed. Northbound traffic had been halted by a construction flagger, which is where the semi-truck was in a stopped position. The box truck did not stop its advance in time.

The driver of the semi-truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The drivers’ identities have not been released to the public at this time.

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath’s thoughts are with the deceased and injured parties during this period. We can be reached at (561) 655-1990 if you or a loved one is involved in a serious truck accident.