Driver identified in wrong way crash in Parrish

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PARRISH, Fla. - A Venice man has died in accident Tuesday morning in Parrish.

Around 11:00, a car hit a dump truck nearly head-on along U.S. 301 near Doris Road.  The car's driver, 83-year-old Julian Laney, did not survive.

FHP tells ABC 7 that Laney was driving the wrong way, going southbound and the northbound lane. The driver of the truck turned at the last second but was unable to avoid a collision.

U.S. 301 was shut down in that area for most of the day, while crews cleaned up fuel and oil from the road.