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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Fort McCoy man dies in single-vehicle crash on County Road 315

A 32-year-old Fort McCoy man who was traveling on County Road 315 in Marion County was killed on Tuesday morning after his vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree.

At approximately 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday, the man was heading northbound on County Road 315 in a sedan, and the Florida Highway Patrol incident report indicated that he was speeding.

The sedan was south of NE 135th Street when the man failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway to the right, and the vehicle crossed over the southbound lane, according to FHP. The vehicle then exited the roadway and continued in a northerly direction onto the west grass shoulder.

FHP stated that the sedan proceeded to sideswipe a wooden utility pole with its left rear tire, and the front of the vehicle then struck a large tree.

The man was the sole occupant of the sedan and sustained fatal injuries during the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue.

The driver’s name was not released by the Florida Highway Patrol.