63-year-old man dies in Union County wreck with box truck

A longtime teacher, who most recently worked in Clay County, lost his life in a wreck with a box truck on County Road 231 Thursday afternoon, authorities say.

Dara Goodson, who was a teacher at Middleburg High School, was headed southbound on C.R. 231 and the freighter truck headed in the opposite direction while both vehicles were going around a curve, says a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. The box truck crossed the center lines and hit the front driver-side of Goodson's car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed several hours for investigation. No charges are listed for the driver of the box truck in the trooper's report.

School officials at Middleburg High School say they will have grief counselors on site Friday to support faculty, staff and students.

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