1 dead, 1 in critical condition after fiery Marion County crash

Crash causes vehicle to catch fire, troopers say

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

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A man was killed and another driver was in critical condition after a fiery crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers responded to reports of a crash around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and when they arrived at the scene, they said they discovered a two-vehicle wreck.

Investigators said a sport utility vehicle, driven by a 34-year-old Ocala man, was traveling southbound on County Road 467, nearing the intersection of County Road 484 at a high rate of speed, when a sedan was traveling through the intersection.

The SUV ran a red light and collided with the sedan, causing it to catch fire, according to the FHP report.

Investigators said the 31-year-old driver of the sedan, an Ocala man, died at the scene from his injuries.

The driver of the SUV, who was not wearing a seat belt, sustained critical injuries and was taken to a local hospital, the FHP said.

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