Arcadia man, 26, killed in US 17 crash

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ARCADIA, Fla.Ā A 26-year-old man was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning on U.S. 17, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Joseph P. Kriegel, 26, of Arcadia, was killed when his 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck hit a utility pole, according to the FHP.

Kriegel was driving northbound on U.S. 17 when he swerved onto the the center median, State troopers said. He over-corrected and swerved back, drove off the roadway and into a grass ditch before hitting the pole.

The wreck happened around 2:04 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 17 and Southwest Hull Avenue, according to State troopers.

It’s unclear if Kriegel was wearing a seat belt or if alcohol was involved in the crash.

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