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Hog in road leads to fatal Charlotte Co. crash

Posted at 6:29 AM, Dec 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 12:21:27-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A driver swerving to avoid a hog in the road reportedly led to a fatal crash early Monday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash on State Road 31 south of Bermont Road in Charlotte County just after 5:30 a.m.

Three vehicles were involved, including a semi-truck.

The driver of a pickup truck said he was traveling northbound when he had to swerve to avoid a hog in the road. According to FHP's incident report, he swerved left and into the southbound lane, colliding with a sedan.

The sedan was pushed into the center lane, where the semi-truck collided into the sedan.

The driver of the sedan, a 31-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the sedan was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.