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Dump Truck Overturns in Collision with Mustang on Palm Coast Parkway and US1

| September 28, 2015

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The dump truck was heading north on U.S. 1 when it collided with the Mustang, to the right, which was severely damaged and covered in dirt and gravel from the truck. (c FlaglerLive)

A dump truck carrying dirt and gravel overturned in a collision with a Ford Mustang around 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of Palm Coast Parkway and U.S. 1. The wreck injured the driver of the truck, but the driver of the Mustang escaped injuries.


A Florida Highway Patrol investigator at the scene said Craig E. Waltman, 61, of Palm Coast, was at the wheel of the dump truck, heaving north on U.S. 1. “Witnesses said he’d previously blown the red light on Royal Palms,” the investigator said, and that Waltman was blowing through a red light at Palm Coast Parkway when the wreck took place. Waltman was transported to Florida Hospital Flagler.

Joshua Shelton, 21, of Flagler Beach, was at the wheel of the Mustang, heading west on the Parkway, when the two vehicles collided.

The wreck closed Palm Coast Parkway’s westbound lanes at Pine Lakes Parkway after 11:15 a.m. Traffic on U.S. 1 or on the eastbound lanes of Palm Coast Parkway was unimpeded.

Roger’s Towing was clearing the wreck at around noon. The Palm Coast Fire Department and Flagler County Fire Rescue, as well as the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Palm Coast Fire Police, responded to the scene.

The FHP investigator said it is likely, if the investigation sustains the witnesses’ reports, that Waltman will be cited for violating Shelton’s right of way.

Joshua Shelton, 21, of Flagler Beach

Joshua Shelton, 21, of Flagler Beach, walked away from the wreck unhurt. He was at the wheel of the Mustang in the background. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


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The Mustang. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


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The cab of the truck. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)


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9 Responses for “Dump Truck Overturns in Collision with Mustang on Palm Coast Parkway and US1”

  1. Nancy N. says:

    This is what happens when you have these guys being paid by the load. Time is money, and some drivers will take risks to get more loads in. Lucky he didn’t kill the driver of the Mustang.

  2. Outsider says:

    What a moron blowing red lights in a dump truck. Someone could have been killed by this fool. Take away his driver’s license.

  3. confidential says:

    Some truck drivers thru Palm Coast run like maniacs and give me the shivers.

  4. The Truth says:

    If the dump truck driver was blowing through red lights, not only should he be cited but he should be arrested. He should never be allowed to drive a dump truck again, perhaps even a car.

    We all drive deadly weapons when we get behind the wheel of a car, but that’s especially true with someone driving a dump truck. I hope and pray everyone involved will be okay.

  5. Iggy says:

    Thank God Josh is okay!!!

  6. Geezer says:

    The front tires on that truck are mis-matched.
    That is a no-no.

    I hope that somebody noticed that at the scene.

  7. BeTheChange says:

    Relieved you’re ok, josh.

  8. Linda says:

    Wow! Mr. Shelton is one lucky young man to be alive. And I agree, there are some dump truck drivers in Palm Coast that act as if they own it, disobeying speed limits, and worst of all, running red lights. Makes me wonder – – is the City enforcing red light camera violations against commercial vehicles?

  9. Quentin says:

    Josh is my cousin

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