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February 28, 2014

Crash on I-75 in Hamilton County leaves one dead-Jasper man escapes injury

Jasper — A Jasper tow truck driver escaped injury in a fatal rear end crash on Interstate 75 Thursday afternoon, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Reports show that on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 3:40 p.m., a 2012 Ford F650 tow truck, driven by David Altman, 52, Jasper, was traveling south on I-75 near mile marker 450 in Hamilton County. After activating the overhead caution lights, Altman slowed down and entered the left safety lane nearest to the center median.

A 2014 Dodge Caravan, driven by Michael Lee Shelley, 50, Bellevue, Nebraska, was also traveling south behind the tow truck. For unknown reasons, the Caravan drove onto the yellow lane line and struck the right rear and side of the tow truck with its left front and side. Shelley was pronounced deceased on the scene, reports state.

Altman was not injured in the crash. Both vehicles sustained $10,000 in damages. Charges are pending further investigation and results of Shelley's breath alcohol content, according to FHP.

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