61-year-old man killed in fatal crash single vehicle crash

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PALATKA, Fla. -- Michael J. Halford, 61, was killed after he drove off the Belle Terre Parkway center median early Wednesday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Halford was driving North on Belle Terre Parkway in the inside lane around 9:37 a.m. when the accident occurred.

After Halford drove off the road, he ended up crossing the northbound lanes of Belle Terre Parkway, onto a grassy area, east of the roadway. His Ford F150 landed in a canal, partially submerged.

Halford was transported to Halifax Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.