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GAINESVILLE, FL – A man from Gainesville was killed early Sunday morning following a single-vehicle crash in Alachua County.

According to Ocala News, the incident took place at about 4 a.m. along FL-121 near the intersection with Southwest 78th Lane.

Troopers say the victim’s SUV drifted off the side of the roadway for unknown reasons and overturned. The driver, a 69-year-old Gainesville man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

TAMPA, FL – A woman was killed in a collision involving a police patrol vehicle near Tarpon Springs this morning.

According to WFLA, the crash took place at about 2:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of US-19 near the exit to Klosterman Road.

FHP said several patrol vehicles were parked on the inside lane of the freeway when a 2010 Hyundai Accent slammed into the rear of one of the cruisers.

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – A man died and three people suffered serious injuries after a collision on FL-54 Thursday morning.

The fatal crash happened around 10:15 a.m. as a Zephyrhills man was traveling eastbound in an SUV approaching Foxwood Boulevard reports the Tampa Free Press.

The 79-year-old man lost control of the SUV and crashed into several construction barrels on the outside shoulder. The SUV then crossed the roadway and struck an oncoming van nearly head-on.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – An 86-year-old man died following a two-vehicle collision in New Port Richey Monday afternoon.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the fatal collision happened around noon on Ridge Road just east of Regency Park Boulevard.

The man was exiting a private driveway onto Ridge Road when an eastbound driver in a sedan struck the side of his vehicle.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – One person died and another was seriously hurt following a three-vehicle crash on State Road 44 in Eustis Tuesday evening.

According to WFTV, the fatal crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on State Road 44 near Donna Vista Place. A 22-year-old Sanford man was driving westbound in a Nissan Altima when he crossed the center lane into oncoming traffic.

He sideswiped an eastbound Honda Accord and then crashed head-on with an eastbound pickup truck.

LITHIA, FL – A man was killed after hitting an alligator while driving on a Lithia roadway Thursday morning.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, 59-year-old John Hopkins from Lithia fatally crashed on Balm-Picnic Road, 2 miles west of County Road 39. He slammed into the 11-foot gator, which caused his vehicle to go off-road and flip into a ditch.

Hopkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The gator also died.

OCALA, FL – Two people suffered injuries after a rollover crash in Ocala Tuesday morning, reports News6.

The accident happened between drivers in a Hyundai sedan and an Acura SUV around 8 a.m. The vehicles collided at SW 60th Avenue at SW 38th Street causing the Hyundai to flip onto its roof.

The driver and passenger of the overturned car were both taken to the hospital with injuries.

CITRUS COUNTY, FL – Three people suffered severe injuries after a collision between two pickup trucks in Citrus County last Tuesday.

According to the Citrus County Chronicle, the collision happened on March 15 as a 48-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with his 10-year-old in the back seat. They were headed east on West Grover Cleveland Boulevard near South Peasant Point.

An oncoming driver in a Ford Ranger, a 28-year-old Homassassa man, was approaching the same intersection.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – Two women from Zephyrhills were killed after a single-vehicle accident in Pasco County early Saturday morning.

A 25-year-old driver was headed south on Crystal Springs Road just past Douglas Road around 2 a.m. Saturday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

She lost control of the vehicle and swerved into the east shoulder of the roadway before crashing into a tree.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – A 16-year-old driver died and four kids were injured after a crash in Lake County Thursday night.

According to WFTV, the crash happened as the teenage driver was traveling on County Road 437 near Plymouth Hollow Circle around 10 p.m.

They crashed an SUV with four other juvenile occupants into a light pole and tree off the roadway.

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