2 killed in Lake County crash when car hits tree, troopers say

FHP says the driver failed to negotiate a curve

Two people wee killed in a crash in Lake County.

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A single-vehicle crash left two men dead overnight Saturday when a car hit a tree in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said a 30-year-old man from Port St. Lucie, who was driving, and a 25-year-old Belleview man were traveling just after midnight in an Audi on Avenida Central in Lady Lake when the driver failed to negotiate a curve.

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After the Audi left the roadway, troopers said it went onto the shoulder and the front of the car hit a tree. Officials said the car began to overturn when its roof hit another tree.

Both men were wearing seat belts, according to the report, but the two men died as a result of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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