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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Unidentified man dies in single-vehicle accident in Marion County

An unidentified man was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Marion County earlier this morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported a single vehicle fatal crash occurred this morning around 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of SW Gainesville Road and NW 89th Place in Marion County.

According to the FHP report, a pickup truck driven by the unidentified male was traveling southbound on NW Gainesville Road when the truck veered off the right side of the roadway and collided with a stop sign.

The truck continued in a southerly direction while rotating onto a private property grass lot. The right side of the truck struck a parked box trailer and the truck became engulfed in flames.

The unidentified driver of the truck was pronounced deceased on the scene. The crash is still under investigation, according to the FHP.