Greenville Woman Killed In Lafayette County CrashJul 10th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Front Page
Joanne Marie Hurst, 66, of Greenville, was pronounced dead at the scene following an accident involving her SUV and a log truck in Buckville on Monday morning, July 8.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at 8:13 a.m., Hurst was traveling south on County Road 53 in a 2009 Toyota SUV. At the same time, Burton Ellis Beasley, 44, of Lake City, was headed west on US 27 driving a Byrd’s logging truck that was carrying a full load of timber.
For unknown reasons, Hurst pulled into the truck’s path while crossing US 27 or while she was making a left turn from US 27 onto CR 53.
The front of the log truck smashed into the driver’s side of Hurst’s SUV, pushing it through the parking lot of the Jiffy Food Store before coming to a final rest on the south shoulder of US 27 at the west side of the intersection.
Beasley was not injured in the accident.