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1 dead after pest control truck & minivan crash in Indian River County

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 13:54:04-04

One person died and two were injured when a pest control truck collided with a minivan Thursday in Indian River County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. at 43rd Avenue SW and 5th St. SW.

Investigators said it appeared the driver of the truck became unresponsive, traveled into a northbound lane and sideswiped the minivan.

The truck then left the road, crossed a grass shoulder and ended up in a canal, according to FHP.

The driver, later identified as 52-year-old Raymond Charles Anderson of Port St. Lucie, was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A woman and child in the minivan received minor injuries.