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Friday, April 19, 2024

Ocala man killed after loose brake drum crashes through windshield on Florida Turnpike

An Ocala FedEx truck driver was killed on the Florida Turnpike on Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a loose brake drum that crashed through his windshield after coming off a nearby semi-truck.

Charles Sexton, 61, was at Mile Marker 267 traveling behind a 1996 semi driven by 33-year-old Justin Brewer of Mount Dora when a mechanical malfunction caused a brake drum and a tire to come loose from the sod truck, a Florida Highway Patrol report states. The brake drum bounced off the ground and went through the windshield of the FedEx box truck before striking Sexton.

Brewer wasn’t injured in the incident, which remains under investigation.

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