MOORE HAVEN, Fla. One person died, and another was critically injured in a crash early Sunday morning on U.S. 27, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Michael Ray Yarborough, 30, of Sunrise, was killed when the 2011 Chevy Silverado truck in which he was a passenger hit a railroad crossing gate around 5:04 a.m. on the east shoulder near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Boar Hammock Ranch Road, according to the FHP.
The driver was Christopher John Walsh, 30, of Davie, the FHP said. Charges are pending an investigation.
Yarborough, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene, State troopers said. Walsh was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.
Alcohol was a factor in the crash for Walsh, according to State troopers.