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Zephyrhills Man, Doing Roadwork, Dies in Glades County Traffic Crash

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The crash is under investigation, FHP troopers say.

GLADES COUNTY – A Zephyrhills man died Monday (May 4) when he was hit while working on State Road 78 in Glades County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The 54-year-old man, whose name was withheld, died at the scene. No one else was injured in the crash.

The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. on SR 78 near Hunter Road in Glades County.

Troopers said the deceased man was operating a “ride on” machine used to apply roadway reflectors when he was hit by an SUV driven by a 21-year-old man from Okeechobee. After hitting the “ride on” machine, the SUV hit a guardrail before coming to rest.

The crash is under investigation.

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