BAY COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol confirms that State Road 20 has been reopened after a fatal crash occurred this morning.
A 2008 Dodge Van driven by Joel Martin Siskind, 49, of Windemere, Florida was traveling westbound on S.R. 20 at 7:40 a.m. approximately one mile west of Highway 231 when a 2015 Kenworth semi, driven by Ronald Taylor, 49, of Southport was traveling eastbound on S.R. 20.
According to reports, Siskind crossed over into the eastbound lanes and collided with the trailer that Taylor was towing. The left side of Siskind’s vehicles then collided with the left side of Taylor’s semi.
Both of the vehicles came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.
A news release from FHP states that Siskind was pronounced dead on the scene by Bay County EMS.
An investigation is ongoing to determine if alcohol played a role in the accident. Charges could be forthcoming pending the investigation.