A 33-year-old Ocala man was killed and his passenger seriously injured Friday in a bizarre crash on Interstate 75 in Marion County that resulted in both of them landing on County Road 329 below the interstate.
Coty Lee Davidson, of Ocala, had been traveling south on Interstate 75 in a 2009 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck at 12:20 a.m. when he veered off the roadway and struck the center guardrail. His vehicle then re-entered the southbound lanes and started to overturn, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.
Davidson’s passenger, 30-year-old Meagan A.H. Fadlovich, of Gurnee, Ill., was ejected from the vehicle and fell from the interstate onto the north guardrail of CR 329 below. A witness told an FHP trooper that Davidson then exited his pickup, jumped over an interstate wall and fell to the north grass shoulder of CR 329 below, the report says.
Davidson, who presumably was trying to check on Fadlovich, was pronounced dead at the scene. Fadlovich was trauma alerted to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Neither were wearing seatbelts and it hasn’t been determined if alcohol played a factor in the crash, the report says.
Fadlovich posted on her Facebook on Jan. 27 that she and Davidson were in a relationship. The page also says she works at Classic Mile Training Center and now lives in Ocala.
Davidson’s Facebook page contains a post from Thursday at 11:30 a.m. saying he was at the training center with Fadlovich and another woman watching young racehorses on the track. On Jan. 16, the Los Angeles native who worked at Davidson Racing posted a photo of Fadlovich with a caption praising her for working hard and on Jan. 5 a photo of the two of them saying he hoped the relationship lasted forever because “I am happy as ever.”