LIVE OAK, Fla. — A two-vehicle wreck near Suwannee Country Club on Thursday morning claimed the life of a Live Oak man and shut down U.S. Highway 90 for several hours.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 32-year-old Kenneth McClain, of Live Oak, was headed east on U.S. 90 around 8:30 a.m. Thursday when he crossed into the westbound lane and hit a Kenworth T300 truck near 81st Road.
McClain was flown to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Larry Carter Waggy, the 60-year-old truck driver from Orange Park, was transported to Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Debris from the crash hit another vehicle, but there were no other injuries from the accident.
According to the FHP report, McClain was not wearing a seatbelt.
Charges are pending FHP’s investigation, including what role — if any — alcohol played in the crash.
While FHP investigated Thursday morning, U.S. 90 was closed with traffic rerouted onto County Road 49 just east of Live Oak and onto County Road 417 near Houston.
Wreck shuts down U.S. 90 east of Live Oak
LIVE OAK — A two-vehicle wreck near Suwannee County Club on Thursday morning has closed U.S. Highway 90.
Traffic is being rerouted onto County Road 49 from U.S. 90 near Live Oak and onto County Road 417 in eastern Suwannee County.
The wreck, which involved a semi truck and a passenger vehicle, occurred before 9 a.m. on U.S. 90 near 81st Road.
According to Suwannee County Fire Rescue, one patient was life-flighted to an area trauma center.
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and the road will remain closed while they conduct that investigation.