Ocala man, 27, dies after motorcycle crashes into tree in Zellwood, troopers say

Crash occurred on Round Lake Road near King Avenue

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

ZELLWOOD, Fla. – A 27-year-old motorcyclist from Ocala died Saturday following his involvement in a single-vehicle crash in Zellwood that afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 1:04 p.m. on Round Lake Road near King Avenue, troopers said.

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The man was driving the motorcycle southbound — approaching King Avenue — when troopers believe he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve and lost control of the vehicle.

According to a crash report, the motorcycle ran off of the roadway and struck a tree.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, troopers said. He was wearing a helmet in the crash, the report states.

Troopers are still investigating the fatal crash.

Note: Due to the information provided, this map depicts the general area of the crash and not necessarily its exact location.

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