110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Jan 30, 2014 - 11:50:56am
A 23-year-old DeLand man lost his life in a one-vehicle crash early this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
John Pearce Jr. of DeLand was driving a 2008 Dodge pickup truck westbound on West New York Avenue near Paradise Drive, on the west side of DeLand, "at a high rate of speed, for an unknown reason," about 3:50 a.m. this morning, Thursday, Jan. 30, the FHP report states.
Pearce lost control of the truck, which left the road, striking a culvert and then becoming airborne. The front of the truck then struck a tree.
Pearce died at the scene. FHP continues to investigate.
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