Man ejected, seriously injured in Sumter County crash, FHP says

Troopers say 55-year-old was not wearing seat belt

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A man is in critical condition after being ejected from his vehicle in a crash in Sumter County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said the 55-year-old Summerfield man was heading south on State Road 471, just north of SE 24th Avenue, Sunday morning when he lost control of the SUV.

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Troopers said the vehicle, towing a trailer, hit a culvert and a mailbox before overturning.

The man was ejected from the car and is in critical condition. According to a crash report, the man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.