Crash kills Walnut Hill man

Cagle’s 8-year old passenger transported to hospital; no updates

A Walnut Hill man lost his life last Monday when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree around 7 p.m.

Clayton Joseph Cagle, 31, was traveling east on State Road 297 (Pine Forest Road) east of Pelt Road when he failed to maintain control of the 1999 GMC Yukon he was driving.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the vehicle veered off the roadway onto the north shoulder along Pine Forest Road and, as a result, struck a tree. Both the driver and his 8-year-old passenger were wearing seatbelts.

Cagle was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The 8-year-old...