Umatilla man dies after car crashes into tree, troopers say

Crash occurred on Country Road 42 west of Southeast 200 Avenue

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. – An Umatilla man died Thursday morning after he lost control of a car and crashed into a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man, 63, was driving west on County Road 42 in Umatilla around 10:05 a.m.

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He had passed SE 200 Avenue when he left the roadway, a crash report shows.

He then entered the south shoulder, overcorrected, crossed back over the road and entered the north shoulder, troopers said.

The vehicle overturned and struck a tree while doing so, and the man sustained fatal injuries in the crash, investigators said.

The man was taken to a hospital where he died, according to a news release.

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