Man dead after striking tree, troopers say

No other vehicle involved


LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A vehicle crossed the highway and ran off the road hitting a tree Sunday morning, killing the driver.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Roberto Jaime Zapata, 36, of Bushnell was killed after his vehicle left the roadway, striking a tree. 

The accident was on Tuscanoogo Road, one-half mile west of Painted Horse Lane.

Zapata was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. It is unknown if Zapata had any alcohol in his system at this time.

The crash remains under investigation.