Driver dies after striking tree in Christmas

Fatal wreck reported on Colonial Drive

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CHRISTMAS, Fla. – A man died early Friday after striking a tree in a single-vehicle crash in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal wreck was reported around 6:45 a.m. on Colonial Drive near St. Nicholas Avenue in Christmas.

Troopers said a 24-year-old man was driving eastbound when he lost control of his Ford pickup truck, left the roadway and struck a tree.

The man was taken to Parrish Hospital, where he died, troopers said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

No other details have been released.

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