News: 1 dead, 4 injured in car wreck near Marion County middle school


MARION COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one person died and four others were injured in a car crash in Marion County early Wednesday morning.

The Ocala StarBanner reported details of the accident, which occurred in the area of County Road 329 and Northwest 18th Avenue near North Marion Middle School sometime before 6:13 a.m.

According to the FHP, the driver of a Chevrolet Cobalt was going around a curve while headed west on County Road 329 when he veered off the road and onto the shoulder.

When the driver overcorrected, the Cobalt rotated and crossed into the eastbound lane.  At that point the Cobalt was hit by a Toyota Sienna minivan in a T-bone style collision.

The driver of the Cobalt, a 49-year-old man from Mount Dora, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Four people in the minivan were seriously injured.  The occupants – two women ages 40 and 21 and two baby girls – were taken to AdventHealth Ocala Hospital.

The law office of Whittel & Melton is dedicated to handling all injury and death cases arising from automobile accidents, wrecks and crash situations.  If you were hurt in a car accident due to the actions of a careless or reckless driver, our skilled Marion County car accident lawyers will fight hard on your behalf to obtain compensation for your accident-related expenses. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to setup a free consultation.

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