Hog blamed for fatal crash in Charlotte County

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - An Orlando man was killed in Charlotte County Monday morning when his car was hit by another vehicle swerving to avoid a hog in the road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

At about 5:40 a.m., a sedan driven by a 31-year-old man was traveling north on State Road 31, south of Bermont Road. At the same time, a pickup truck was also on State Road 31, heading in the opposite direction.

The driver of the pickup, a 36-year-old man from Lehigh Acres, told troopers he swerved left and entered the southbound lane to avoid a hog in the roadway. The right front of the pickup collided with the right front of the sedan. A semi-trailer following the sedan then also hit the sedan, troopers say.

The driver of the sedan died at the scene, investigators said. His passenger, a 55-year-old man, sustained serious injuries.

The driver of the pickup received minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

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