Interlachen man killed when pickup crashes


Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

An Interlachen man was killed Monday afternoon when his pickup crashed in Putnam County, according to a report.

Richard Milton Newman, 82, was headed south on Dawn Avenue in Interlachen at around 1:40 p.m. when his 1994 Mazda pickup crossed the northbound lane and onto the grass east shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The truck’s undercarriage struck a concrete culvert causing the Mazda to become airborne. The truck crossed back over Dawn Avenue and stopped on the west shoulder.

Newman was pronounced dead at the Putnam Community Medical Center.

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