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Ave Maria Man Dies in Collision on Highway 29

An Ave Maria man died Thursday night in a head-on crash on SR-29, a little over a mile south of Oil Well Rd.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Gianni Guzman Ruano, 42, was fatally injured when the 2005 GMC pickup truck he was driving north on Route 29 veered partially into the southbound lane where a tractor-trailer was heading south. The tractor-trailer driver, from Naples, attempted to swerve to avoid an accident but the two vehicles collided head-on according to the police report. The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries.


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