A single vehicle wreck that occurred on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 1:53 p.m., on U.S. 221 just south of I-10 left the passenger deceased and the driver transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Samuel Dawson, 75, of Tifton, Ga., the driver, of a 1999 Chevrolet S10 that was pulling a boat trailer, was negotiating a left bend on U.S. 221 when he drove off the paved portion of the roadway. The front right section of the vehicle struck several large trees on the east shoulder. The passenger, Randall Carr, 65, of Tifton, Ga., succumbed to his injuries while Madison Fire Rescue Personnel was transporting him to the hospital. The driver, Dawson, received minor injuries and was transported to Madison County Memorial Hospital.
At this time, FHP Traffic Homicide Investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs contributed to this collision. Charges are pending further investigation.