Long Island man, 71, dies after SUV crashes into truck on State Road 7 near Delray Beach

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DELRAY BEACH — A 71-year-old New York man died Tuesday night after crashing his car into a semi-truck on State Road 7 west of Delray Beach, according to a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office crash report.

Dennis Ferguson of Hempstead, N.Y., died at the scene, north of Atlantic Avenue near Pero Family Farms, PBSO said.

The crash also critically injured a 73-year-old woman riding in the passenger seat of Ferguson's Honda CRV.

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Ferguson was southbound on State Road 7 at about 6:30 p.m. when he "failed to observe" a Freightliner that was turning northbound onto the road from a truck depot near Pero Family Farms, PBSO said.

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The compact SUV collided with the bottom of the truck's trailer, according to the crash report.

Paramedics took Ferguson's passenger to Delray Medical Center. The driver of the truck, a 36-year-old man from Lake Mary, was not injured. The crash report does not indicate that he is facing charges.



This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: SUV hits truck west of Delray Beach, killing Long Island man, 71

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