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February 12, 2012

Update: Branford man killed in wreck, two arrested

Live Oak —

A Saturday afternoon collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle on U.S. 129 South has resulted in the death of a Branford man and the arrest of two Live Oak men, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.

According to the FHP, 23-year-old Brian Adams of Branford was killed in the crash. Adams was traveling south on a motorcycle near the intersection of 110th Street when he collided with a truck driven by Humberto Machuca, 46, 9468 105th Drive, Live Oak. According to Duty Officer Johns of the FHP, Machuca was traveling north on U.S. 129 and with no indication, turned left into the path of Adams.

Reports show that Machuca and his passenger, Manuel Rincon Torrez, 45, 11995 110th Street, were both arrested. Machuca was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a death and driving with an expired driver license. Torrez was charged with tampering with evidence.

The FHP released the information Sunday morning.

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