Chiefland man dies in crash

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A Chiefland man died following an accident on State Road 26 and County Road 232 in Gilchrist County on July 7 at about 4:23 p.m. when his vehicle strayed into the opposite lane into the path of an oncoming truck.

Caleb A. Young, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, Johnny L. Hill, 54, was uninjured.

Young was driving a 2005 Chevy HHR in the westbound lane of SR 26 when it began to slowly drift into the westbound lane. Hill, who was driving a 2009 Freightliner semi, took evasive action but was unable to avoid a collision, according to Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. K.M. Boatright Jr., who investigated the crash.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and the FHP is awaiting the outcome of blood alcohol tests on both drivers.