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Man killed in overnight crash


A 33-year-old man died in an overnight crash.

It happened on Pear Road just north of Harrison Road in western St. Joe County, early Sunday morning.

The Sheriff's Department says Riley Putz was driving southbound when he slid off the road and crashed into a tree.

Police say the force of the crash caused the tree to sever and fall onto the car.

Putz had to be extricated from it.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe speed and alcohol may have been factors.  

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