Fatal Truck Accident in Florida

Florida (April 12,2012)  A 62- year-old truck driver was killed in an accident this morning on southbound  I-95 in Volusia County. The accident happened soon after 9:30 a.m. north of  Maytown Road in Osteen, close to Mile Marker 238, according to FHP  Sgt. Kim Montes.

Jake Benton, was driving  the semi when he strayed off the Interstate into the center median and hit a tree.  Investigators believe the accident was caused by  Benton experiencing  an unknown medical condition.  The impact of the collision caused the victim to be thrown from the cab of the semi. Benton, from Cocoa FL, died at the scene of the accident.

The accident is under investigation and the left travel lanes are blocked.

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