Decatur County man killed in interstate accident early Monday

Tallhassee, Fla., news media are reporting the death of a 43-year-old Decatur County, GA man who was involved in a car accident on I-10 near Midway, Fla., early Monday morning.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, who cited a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, 43-year-old Kyle Rufus Joshua Duke of Bainbridge passed away due to injuries he received in the crash. Duke was a former law enforcement officer who was well-known in the Faceville community of Decatur County, where he lived. No details on funeral arrangements are available as yet.

From the Tallahassee Democrat:

Florida Highway Patrol said 20-year-old Tallahassee man Cal Perry Gardiner Crombie was driving the wrong direction in the westbound lanes of I-10 near the Midway exit. At 3:26 a.m., Crombie’s 2005 Toyota Camry collided head-on with a westbound 1998 GMC Sierra driven by 43-year-old Kyle Rufus Joshua Duke of Bainbridge, Georgia.

After the Sierra turned over onto its roof, a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Daniel Mark Nutt of St. Cloud, crashed into the front of the Sierra.

Duke died as a result of the crash and Crombie is currently in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Charges are pending an investigation. FHP has said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Nutt, 41, and his passenger, 38-year-old Robert Leonard Johnson Jr., also of St. Cloud, suffered minor injuries.

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