Delaware trucker killed in Georgia

November 21, 2008 8:55:20 AM PST
A Delaware truck driver has died after crashing his tractor-trailer into some trees along Interstate 95 about 11 miles north of the Florida-Georgia state line.

Georgia Trooper Powell Allen says 54-year-old Robert Earl Webb may have fallen asleep, but he also had a history of heart disease, and there was evidence he may have suffered a heart attack just before Thursday's crash.

Allen said Webb, from Laurel, Del., was alive just after the accident but died at the scene.

The truck left the road and traveled 559 feet as it went down a banked roadbed and hit several trees before stopping upright in a water-filled ditch.

Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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