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Authorities investigate fatal crash in Altha

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 12:17 AM CDT
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ALTHA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: One person is dead after a crash in Calhoun County Monday night.

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say an SUV was driving south on State Road 71 near Northwest Jeff Fowler Road. They say the driver crossed the middle line and drove off the road, where the vehicle hit a culvert.

Troopers say the SUV went airborne and flipped, hitting a utility pole. The vehicle then caught on fire.

Right now the identity of the person killed in the crash has not been released.

Authorities are currently investigating a fatal crash in Altha late Monday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the incident took place sometime around 10:30 p.m. on NW Jeff Fowler Road near State Road 71. At least one person is dead, but no other information has been released about the crash at this time.

At the time of publication, troopers say the roadway is blocked. Exercise caution if travelling in the area.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more.

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