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Man dies in tractor trailer crash in Martin County

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 20:47:35-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. -- A 68-year-old Lake Placid, Florida man died in a crash in Martin County on Friday morning.

Florida Highway Patrols says Nathaniel Hawthorne Jr. was the passenger in a tractor trailer that was traveling west on SW Martin Highway (SR 714) east of SW Warfield Boulevard (SR 710) at 10:42 a.m.

The truck left the roadway while negotiating a left curve and overturned.

Hawthorne died at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.