FHP: rear-end collision leaves 1 dead in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- Florida Highway Patrol reports that one person is dead after being rear-ended in Putnam County.

Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the two vehicles were traveling north on Coral Farms Road approaching Thornton Lane in Florahome.

According to an FHP release, Josh Williams, 30, was traveling behind a 2017 Hyundai in a 2013 Mercedes.

Williams collided with the rear-end of the Hyundai, which sent it off of the road where it collided with a tree.

The driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead on the scene.

The identity of the driver has not been released, pending kin notification.

After the collision, Williams' vehicle also collided with a tree.

He was transported to UF Health Shands Gainesville with minor injuries.