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Falling tree hits truck on SR 50 in Sumter County, causing fatal crash

A Webster man was killed on State Road 50 Monday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving was hit by a falling tree.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the 60-year-old man as George R. Louramore.

He was driving a 1999 Mack truck west on SR 50, approaching Sumter County Road 711, around 3:52 p.m. Troopers said tree a beside the road fell and struck the cab of the truck.

Louramore then lost control, went off the road and hit several other trees. He died at the scene.

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