FedEx driver killed in freak accident after semi malfunction

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An Ocala FedEx driver was killed Wednesday in what can be described as a “Final Destination” type incident.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say 33-year-old Just Brewer was driving a flatbed semi loaded with sod northbound on the Florida Turnpike when the semi had a mechanical malfunction.

According to reports, the brake drum and a tire separated from the flatbed and hit the roadway. The tread then separated from the drum.

Troopers said the drum then bounced off the road, went through the windshield of a FedEx truck, driven by Charles Sexton, 61, and struck and killed Sexton. The FedEx truck was traveling behind the flatbed.

FHP said the incident is still under investigation.

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