Trucker Killed In Freak Accident At Florida Rest Area

Three Killed In Two Semi Crash On I-80

A Florida truck driver was killed after being run over by his own truck last night at a rest area in Columbia County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident happened last night around 8 p.m. at the rest area off I-75.

Deivys Viamonte, 45, had parked his 2006 Peterbilt, which was hauling vehicles, at the rest stop. Viamonte reportedly crawled under the truck because one of his brakes lost air pressure and locked up.

As Viamonte was working on the brakes, the truck somehow broke free and rolled backwards over him.

He died at the scene.

Sources:
Action News Jax
The Gainesville Sun