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MARION COUNTY, FL – The driver of a pickup truck was killed when his vehicle crashed in Marion County early Wednesday morning.

According to WGFL, the victim was a 27-year-old man who was driving a Dodge pickup west on Southeast 175th Street when the accident occurred at about 12:00 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the man was driving at a high rate of speed and drove off the road onto the south shoulder.  The Dodge crashed into a fence and struck multiple trees.

OCALA, FL – Police and first responders were at the scene of a rollover accident in Ocala on Tuesday morning.

According to a Facebook post by Ocala Fire Rescue, Engine 4, Rescue 4, Squad 7, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to the scene at the 3900 block of W Silver Springs Boulevard shortly before 7 a.m.

They arrived to find a pickup truck on its roof, a sedan with moderate front-end damage, and the two drivers outside their vehicles.  The driver of the sedan was transported to a hospital for evaluation.  No one else was in the vehicles, and no other injuries were reported.

DADE CITY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one of its patrol cars was involved in a fatal accident in Pasco County on Saturday night.

According to a report by WTSP, the incident occurred on U.S. 301 near Desrosier Road in Dade City.

The FHP said a state trooper was driving a patrol car northbound at 9:49 p.m. and struck a woman riding a bicycle near the centerline of the highway. The woman, a 40-year-old Lacoochee resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released.

FRUITLAND PARK, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver trying to elude police died in a wreck in Lake County Saturday afternoon.

According to WKMG, Lady Lake police officers had initiated a chase of the man but lost sight of him due to how fast and recklessly he was driving.

When the driver reached US 441 in Fruitland Park, his vehicle crashed into an SUV.   The fleeing driver, a 35-year-old Orlando man, died at the scene.  The driver of the SUV, a 43-year-old woman, was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital.  Two girls who were her passengers, ages 14 and 13, sustained minor injuries.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – An elderly driver was killed in a sport utility vehicle accident in Pasco County Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A report by WFLA stated that the crash happened on Interstate 75 near mile marker 279.  According to the FHP, a 75-year-old Leesburg man was driving an SUV north on the interstate at about 4:50 p.m. when the vehicle went off the roadway, crashed through a fence and struck a tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while his passenger, a 73-year-old Leesburg man, was seriously injured.

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one person was killed and another injured in a pickup truck accident in Pinellas County Thursday morning.

WWSB reported the wreck took place on a ramp connecting Interstate 75 to Interstate 275 at about 3:10 a.m.

State troopers said the driver of an eastbound pickup lost control of the vehicle while heading toward the ramp’s southbound entrance.  The truck rotated to the side of the road and flipped over multiple times.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – A single-vehicle accident in Lake County over the weekend left two people dead, according to WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old woman was driving a Chevrolet Malibu north on County Road in the Umatilla area when the crash occurred.  According to the FHP, the woman lost control of the car and drove onto a shoulder of the road, where the vehicle hit a drainage ditch and overturned.  The Malibu then went airborne and overturned before ending up a wooded area.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle while her passenger, a 45-year-old man, was trapped in the car. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

OCALA, FL – Rescue crews were at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident in Ocala on Monday morning.

In a Facebook post, Ocala Fire Rescue said Engine 1, Rescue 1, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to the crash at N Pine Avenue and NW 10th Street at about 8:52 a.m.

The first responders found that a red pickup truck, a black sedan, a silver sedan, and a green sedan were all involved in the wreck, with the green sedan rolling over.  All of the occupants were able to get out of their vehicles and there were no significant injuries, rescue officials said.

MARION COUNTY, FL – One person was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Marion County Friday night, reports WCJB.

The incident happened on Highway 40 in the area of 183rd Avenue Road near Silver Springs at about 7:47 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the collision involved a Ford sedan, a van and an R.V.  The injured victim was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where they were listed in serious condition.

MARION COUNTY, FL –  State troopers said a car accident in Marion County on Tuesday night left two people dead.

A report by WKMG states the crash took place near Ocklawaha, in the area of County Road 464C and SE 99th Place.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver crossed over a double yellow line on County Road 464C, went onto the north shoulder, then veered across both travel lanes before going onto the south shoulder and crashing into a tree.

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