21-year-old man killed in fiery crash with tree in Ocala, troopers say

Fatal crash on shoulder near South Magnolia Avenue, County Road 475A

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A man was killed Thursday morning in Ocala when his car crashed into a tree and became engulfed in flames, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 21-year-old Summerfield man was driving south on South Magnolia Avenue and approaching its intersection with County Road 475A when he failed to stop at a stop sign, troopers said.

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The vehicle crossed CR-475A and struck a tree on the south shoulder head-on before flames overtook it, according to a news release.

The man died at the scene, troopers said.

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