Lake City man, 22, dies when truck hits tree


Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

A 22-year-old Lake City man was killed Monday night when his car struck a tree in Columbia County.

Blake C. Milliken was driving north on Southwest Haltiwanger Road at 9:46 p.m. when he drove off the road on a curve to the left, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Milliken’s 2007 Chevrolet pickup went into the woods and struck a large oak tree before spinning around counter clockwise.

Milliken, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced deceased while enroute to the hospital, the FHP reported.

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