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Driver killed in DeLand crash after hitting tree

Police have identified the driver killed in the crash

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DeLand, Fla. – The DeLand Police Department said Gabrielle Burns, 21, is dead after a fatal crash in the area of East Taylor Road around 1:58 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said the preliminary investigation shows a blue Acura was driving east on East Taylor Road approaching Martin Luther King Jr. Beltway when Burns left the road for an unknown reason.

After leaving the road the car struck a tree at the entrance of Victoria Gardens.

Burns was pronounced deceased at the scene by EVAC, officials said.