Woman dies after hitting fence, tree in fiery crash, FHP says

Vehicle caught fire, woman died at scene

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A woman died Friday morning after crashing her SUV at a “high rate of speed” in Marion County, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Gainesville woman, 33, was speeding south on SE 44th Avenue Road at around 9:47 a.m., the FHP said.

Investigators said she then drifted into the northbound lane, failing to take a right turn curve.

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The driver continued drifting left, traveling onto the east grass shoulder and crashing the SUV through a wire fence, the report reads.

The woman continued to travel south, the FHP added, crashing into a large tree.

After the crash, the vehicle caught fire. The driver died at the scene.

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