News: Man charged with leaving scene of crash on State Road 200


MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers have announced an arrest in the case of a hit-and-run crash in Marion County last month.

According to a WOFL report, 23-year-old Jacob Carmack of Ocala is facing charges over the incident that occurred Nov. 18 on State Road 200.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Carmack was driving a Ford Mustang and street racing with a Chevrolet Corvette.  Authorities said the vehicles were speeding and being driven recklessly when the Corvette struck a Toyota Prius near SW 80th Street.  The Corvette went off the road and struck a utility pole and tree.  The driver, a 38-year-old Ocala man, was seriously injured.

According to investigators, Carmack hid his car behind a nearby parking lot, checked on the driver of the Corvette and then left the scene.

He has now been charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, reckless driving, and racing on highways.  He was reported to be a correctional officer in Citrus County.

If you were the victim of a crash caused by a hit-and-run driver, reach out to the law firm of Whittel & Melton for the help you need. Our experienced Marion County car accident lawyers will fight diligently to obtain compensation for the expenses you are facing, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to setup a free consultation.

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