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Man dies after head-on crash with garbage truck

By Staff | Mar 23, 2011

TAVARES (AP) – A man was killed when he collided head-on with a garbage truck in Lake County.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Jamar Chamblis was driving on County Road 48 Tuesday afternoon when he moved into the westbound lane on the two-lane highway and hit the Mack truck.

Officials say Chamblis was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 32-year-old Montea Ellis was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the garbage truck, 50-year-old Millard Rucker, suffered minor injuries.

The Highway Patrol investigation continued late Tuesday.