Man, 64, killed in crash inside Marion County gated community, FHP says

Troopers said crash happened on SE 176th Street

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 64-year-old man was killed in a crash inside a Marion County gated community early Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said the Summerfield man was traveling west on SE 176th Street inside the community around 3:04 a.m. when he failed to follow a curve and attempted to overcorrect multiple times.

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Officials said the car began to rotate before hitting a group of trees.

Troopers said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has not yet been identified.

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