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Motorcyclist found dead near trees in Lake County

Fatal crash reported on County Road 445 at State Road 19

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser
File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Monday morning in Lake County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash occurred just after 6:40 a.m. on County Road 445 at State Road 19, south of Camp Ocala, according to investigators.

The crash was reported to the FHP as a motorcycle that crashed into a tree line, officials said. Crews discovered the motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead, troopers said.

Investigators determined the victim was travelling eastbound on County Road 445 when, for an unknown reason, they lost control of the motorcycle, left the roadway and collided with a culvert. The driver then separated from the motorcycle and became airborne.

According to a report, troopers believed the crash initially occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 for updates.


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