News: Moped rider fatally struck by SUV in Marion County


OCALA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a moped rider died following an accident in Marion County early Thursday morning.

According to WKMG, the incident took place on U.S. 441 south of SE 98 Lane.  The FHP said a 19-year-old woman was riding her moped on a paved shoulder of southbound U.S. 441 when she entered a construction zone.

The woman lost control of the moped and it overturned.  She was ejected into the right lane of U.S. 441, where she was struck by an SUV.  The victim, an Ocala resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, a 30-year-old woman from Summerfield, was not injured in the accident.

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