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- The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release the crash happened Wednesday evening near Chipley, which is north of Panama City.
A third utility company worker has died after a pickup truck pulling a U-Haul trailer hit them while they were repairing lines damaged by Hurricane Michael in Florida's Panhandle.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Wednesday evening near Chipley, which is north of Panama City. One of the three workers was initially hospitalized with critical injuries but then reported dead Thursday.
Sgt. R.C. Livingston says the vehicle was driving on State Road 77 when it went onto the shoulder and struck the men.
Livingston says the victims are 52-year-old George Cecil of Cole Rain, North Carolina; 22-year-old Ryan Barrett, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; and 60-year-old James Ussery of Chipley, Florida.
The highway patrol says 37-year-old John Goedtke is charged with DUI manslaughter, felony vehicular homicide and leaving the scene.