OCALA, FL – A driver trying to elude law enforcement authorities was killed when his vehicle crashed in Ocala on New Year’s Eve, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
The incident began at about 11:30 p.m. when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies tried to pull over a pickup truck on Maricamp Road that matched the description of a vehicle linked to a burglary/disturbance in Silver Springs Shores. The sheriff’s office said the driver took off with a deputy in pursuit, and the pickup hit the deputy’s vehicle.
The pickup driver continued on Southeast 22nd Avenue and then across East Fort King Street, where the vehicle went into a business parking lot and crashed into an office building that houses a real estate company and an investing office.
The driver, identified as 36-year-old Kyle Last of Silver Springs Shores, died in the wreck.
The investigation indicated that speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
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