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Driver killed in head-on Martin County crash identified

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 04:41:12-04

Authorities say one person died and another was seriously injured in a head-on collision in Martin County Thursday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver of a pickup truck, which was heading east, died when a dump truck crossed the center line while heading westbound on State Road 710. The dump truck hit the pickup truck head-on.

The victim was identified as 68-year-old Chris Buchanan of Okeechobee, who died at the scene.

Emergency crews flew his female passenger to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the dump truck sustained minor injuries.

FHP says the case is still pending investigation.