News: Ocala man killed in pickup truck accident on I-75 in Gainesville


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol released details of a fatal wreck that occurred in Gainesville early Sunday morning.

The Ocala StarBanner reports a pickup truck driver was headed north on Interstate 75 when the crash occurred at about 12:25 a.m.

According to the FHP, the driver was going at a high rate of speed when he took the Williston Road exit ramp and was unable to negotiate the curve.

The pickup went onto the grass shoulder and collided with a tree.  The driver, a 22-year-old man from Ocala, was dead on arrival after being taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.  There were no passengers in the pickup.

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