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Ocala woman struck, killed by van on Maricamp Road  

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on SE Maricamp Road in Silver Springs Shores that claimed the life of a pedestrian on Friday morning.

The accident occurred at around 5:40 a.m. on Friday, May 31, near the intersection of SE Maricamp Road and Spring Lake Road, in Marion County.

According to a preliminary report from FHP, a 35-year-old Ocala man was traveling eastbound on Maricamp Road, just west of the Spring Lake Road, when his van struck a pedestrian who was standing on the roadway.

The pedestrian, identified as a 49-year-old woman from Ocala, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue personnel. Her name was not released by FHP.

No further details were provided in the report.

The accident remains under investigation, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.