Man hits tree, dies in Marion County single-vehicle crash, troopers say

FHP says driver failed to follow curve

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A man died in a single-vehicle crash after losing control at a curve in the road and hitting a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the 47-year-old Ocala man was heading south on County Road 25A Tuesday evening when he entered the curve and went into the grass shoulder.

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The FHP said the man over-corrected, causing the pick-up truck to rotate and go across both lanes of CR-25A onto the opposite grass shoulder.

Officials said the truck started to overturn before the top of it hit a tree. The man died as a result of the crash.

According to the crash report, the man was wearing a seatbelt. Troopers have not identified the driver.

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