18-year-old killed in crash with tractor-trailer

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:11:01 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 25 2014 11:50:00 AM EDT
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -

An 18-year-old from Callahan was killed Tuesday night while making a left turn in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Caleb Bennett was driving a Toyota Corolla south on U.S. 1 near the Nassau-Duval county border just after 10 p.m. and attempted to turn left onto Roy Booth Road. According to the FHP report, a northbound big rig driven by Jesse Keeble, of Jackson's Gap, Alabama, was unable to stop for the turning car and struck the right side of the Carolla, sending it into a concrete light pole.

Troopers said Bennett died at the scene. 

The report said both drivers were wearing seat belts and a blood alcohol test on Bennett is pending.

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