An official from the Florida Highway Patrol announced the driver of a tractor-trailer was killed as a result of crashing into a pole in Sarasota.
Witnesses stated to FHP deputies that the crash happened around 8a.m. when the truck was driving on Derek Avenue heading toward McIntosh road. The truck crashed into a pole causing power lines to fall to the trailer.
FPL had to cut power to the lines before the victim, described as a man in his 60s could be given medical treatment.
The driver was taken to Doctors Hospital in Sarasota where he was pronounced dead at approximately 9 in the morning.
FHP said no other vehicles or people were involved in the accident though it remains under investigation.