News: 18-year-old driver killed when car crashes into tree in Marion County


MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a teenage driver died following a fiery car accident in Marion County on Friday night.

Ocala-News reports the crash occurred on SE 95th Street near SE 7th Avenue Road between Ocala and Belleview at about 10:40 p.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old man was driving a sedan eastbound at a high rate of speed when he went off the roadway and crashed into a tree, causing the car to catch fire.

The driver, an Ocala resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by Marion County Fire Rescue paramedics. No one else was in the car.

Families grappling with serious injury or the loss of a loved one after a car accident can be faced with staggering medical bills and lost income. Fortunately, the Marion County Car Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. We are fully versed in how insurance companies operate, so let our experience help you and your loved ones pursue compensation in your time of need. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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