News: High-speed car accident in Marion County leaves teen driver dead


MARION COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a high-speed car crash killed a teenage driver in Marion County.

According to a report by WKMG, a 17-year-old was driving a car at a high rate of speed on SE 58th Avenue Sept. 25 when the accident occurred at about 5:45 p.m.

State troopers said the driver lost control of the car after the left tire sustained a failure.  The car went off the road, and when the driver overcorrected, the vehicle went back across the roadway and onto a grass shoulder before crashing into a wooden fence.

The teenager, a Wildwood resident, was ejected from the car.  He was not wearing a seat belt, the FHP said.  He was pronounced dead after being transported to HCA Ocala Hospital.

A 24-year-old Wildwood man who was a passenger in the car suffered minor injuries.  He was also not wearing his seat belt.

If your or someone you care for has been harmed in an auto accident in which another driver was at fault, call the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC immediately for a free consultation and to further explore your legal options.  Our Marion County car accident lawyers can effectively evaluate your case and direct you towards the best course of action for your individual needs.  Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to speak with our dedicated legal team.

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