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Man killed in State Road 64 accident

MANATEE - A man was killed this morning when the pickup truck he was driving was hit by another pickup in the 33000 block of State Road 64 East, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident happened about 11 a.m. when the driver of a Dodge pickup truck collided with a tractor trailer and another pickup, a Ford Ranger. The Ranger erupted in flames, trapping the driver.

Bystanders were able to pull the driver out of the Ranger, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene, said FHP Lt. Chris Miller.

The drivers of the two other vehicles were not injured, Millers said.

The man's identity had not been released, pending the notification of his family.

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