Jay Man Killed In Early Morning Morristown Road Wreck

April 5, 2021

A single vehicle crash west of Jay claimed one life early Monday morning.

A 68-year old man from Jay was traveling north on Morristown Road when his pickup truck ran off the road into a ditch, went airborne and collided with a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver was ejected. He was pronounced deceased on the scene following the 3:30 a.m. wreck.

The FHP no longer releases the names of traffic crash victims.

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6 Responses to “Jay Man Killed In Early Morning Morristown Road Wreck”

  1. Heather on April 6th, 2021 9:49 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to this man’s family. May God be with them all during this difficult time.

  2. Oh Smart One on April 5th, 2021 1:11 pm

    Read the comment from ‘Not Surprised’ again, a little slower.

  3. Not Surprised on April 5th, 2021 12:04 pm

    My prayers for the man’s family as well. If you read my comment again you should understand that I was not referring to the pickup trucks. I am trying to bring attention to the many 18 wheel freight trucks and loaded dump trucks that are using Morristown Rd. as a shortcut. They are compromising the blacktop and the bridge over Holly Mill Creek, and making this road more dangerous that it already is. The bridge is being damaged and the conditions on the shoulders are getting worse every day. If something is not done there will be more accidents like this one.

  4. Angi on April 5th, 2021 11:59 am

    Prayers for this man’s family…

  5. Intelligence is Missing on April 5th, 2021 11:49 am

    Dear Not Surprised,
    You are aware the NO TRUCKS sign means log trucks, 18 wheelers??? It is not a sign for a pick-up truck that we pay our state tags and registration for. That remark is totally insane. My prayers for this mans family.

  6. not surprised on April 5th, 2021 10:01 am

    I am not surprise. I have been repeatedly calling and emailing to report the heavy truck traffic that continues to drive by the NO TRUCKS signs and cut through this road, pounding away the bridge and cutting large ruts on the edges, where they are too wide to keep all their wheels on the road. Not sure if FHP noticed in their investigation, the spot where the vehicle first ran off the road about 100 yards south of the first markings. The shoulder is cut so deep there, you can see where the vehicle frame cut into the edge of the pavement when it dropped off into the rut on the shoulder. I had just told my wife two days ago that someone is going to get pulled off into one of these ruts and crash, over-correcting.

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