Victim ID in Glades County crash

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Victim ID in Glades County crash

CREATED Oct. 2, 2013

GLADES COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver of a van killed early Monday morning in a three vehicle crash on State Road 78 in Glades County.

The FHP identified the victim as 54-year-old Kenneth Peters.  The FHP says Peters was driving eastbound on State Road 78 approaching Tomato Grade Road when, for unknown reasons, the his vehicle crossed over the westbound lane in a northeasterly direction, causing the left side of the van to collide with a guardrail on the north side of SR 78.

The van went into a spin and hit a tree trunk on the south side of the road causing it to crash into a tree.

Peters got out of his vehicle and walked to the north shoulder of the road when he stepped into the path of a big rig hitting him.  Another driver of a SUV came up on the crash scene and hit Peters who was lying in the center of the westbound lane.