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Man killed in head-on collision with garbage truck in Pasco County

Pasco County

A man was killed in an accident involving a garbage truck in Pasco County on Monday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Ford van driven by Derek McCormick, 65, was traveling south on Prospect Road approaching a curve when a Progressive Waste garbage truck, driven by Christopher Santos, 36, was traveling north.

McCormick failed to negotiate the curve and entered the southbound lane and collided head-on with the garbage truck.

Post-impact, FHP said both vehicles traveled to the east, collided with a guardrail and caught fire.

McCormick suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.

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