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LAKE COUNTY, FL – A man died after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with an SUV in Lake County Wednesday afternoon, according to WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the vehicles crashed on U.S. Highway 27 at Green Cove Boulevard at 2:47 p.m.  The FHP said a woman was driving an SUV south on U.S. 27 when she tried to make a left turn onto Green Cove Boulevard.  The SUV entered the path of the northbound motorcyclist and struck the bike.

The motorcycle rider, a 51-year-old man from Clermont, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  The driver of the SUV, a 51-year-old Clermont woman, was not injured and stayed at the scene.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol released details of a fatal pickup truck accident that occurred in Lake County Sunday night.

WKMG reports a man was driving a pickup east on State Road 46 near State Road 453 when the incident took place at about 7:35 p.m.

The FHP said the driver lost control and the vehicle crashed into a fence, then kept going and struck a bridge support along the roadway.  The driver, a 23-year-old man from Oviedo, was pronounced dead at the scene.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Lake County involving an all-terrain vehicle.

A report by WKMG states that the crash took place Sunday morning off Duda Road near Orlando North Airpark at about 4:30 a.m.

The FHP said an ATV traveling a wooded area crashed, overturned and ended up in a ditch filled with water.  A 23-year-old Astatula woman was thrown from the vehicle and became trapped.  She was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one person was killed and another injured Saturday afternoon in a collision on State Road 44 in Lake County.

According to WKMG, state troopers said the driver of a Honda CR-V was going south near Rory Lane shortly before 2 p.m. and tried to make a U-turn from the southbound lane.  As the Honda made the turn, the vehicle was struck on the side by a southbound Chevrolet Tahoe that had been traveling behind it.

The driver of the Honda, a 73-year-old man from The Villages, was pronounced dead after being rushed to an area hospital.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a teenager in Lake County Thursday morning, reports WOFL.

State troopers said it happened in the area of County Road 455 near Willow Pines Lane, where a 14-year-old boy was waiting for a school bus at about 6:30 a.m. When the teen reportedly walked in front of a car, he was hit by the vehicle.  The boy was thrown into a southbound lane of County Road 455, where he was struck by a pickup truck.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car that initially hit the teen left the scene but the car was located later.  The FHP was reported to be speaking with the vehicle’s owner and is trying to find out who was driving at the time of the accident.

LEESBURG, FL – A driver has been arrested for a fatal accident in Leesburg last week, reports the Leesburg News.

36-year-old Gustavo Martinez Cortez of Eustis was arrested on a third-degree felony charge of driving without a license.

The Nov. 7 crash involved a total of four vehicles, and occurred in the area of County Road 44 and North Silver Lake Road.  Authorities said Cortez crashed into the back of a Toyota Corolla.  The collision killed the driver of the Corolla, a 42-year-old man from Eustis.  A semi-truck and a Mitsubishi Mirage were also involved in the wreck.  The driver of the Mirage, a 23-year-old Deland woman, sustained minor injuries.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – A driver died after his car collided with a pickup truck in Lake County last week, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Leesburg-News reports the accident took place Sept. 28 on County Road 48 near Ranch Road shortly before 12:30 p.m.  The FHP said a man was driving a Toyota CH-R when the vehicle began to hydroplane.  The driver lost control and the vehicle entered the path of a 2020 Ford F-150 pickup truck, leading to the collision.

The driver of the Toyota, a 38-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford, a 35-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills man, was taken to South Lake Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – One person was killed and another seriously injured in a collision in Okahumpka, Lake County on Sunday morning, the Leesburg-News reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man driving a Mitsubishi Outlander went through a red light on County Road 470 near County Road 33 at about 8:44 a.m.  The Mitsubishi crashed into the side of a semi-truck driven by a 43-year-old Brandon man who had the green light.

A 25-year-old passenger in the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 33-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi, a Bradenton man, was seriously injured and flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center.  Crews at the scene cleaned up a spill of diesel fuel resulting from the crash.

CLERMONT, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver who had been involved in a crash on the Florida Turnpike was struck and killed while walking on the roadway Sept. 7.

According to the Leesburg-News, the man was driving an Acura in Lake County near Clermont when he lost control of the car, drove off the road and struck an embankment.  The driver was walking away from the crash scene in the turnpike’s northbound lanes when he was hit by a Kia Soul at about 9:45 p.m.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

LADY LAKE, FL – Police in Lady Lake were at the scene of a crash that critically injured a motorcycle rider Sunday morning.

The Villages-News reports the accident took place at the intersection of County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road at about 11 a.m.

According to investigators, the driver of an SUV going east on County Road 466 made a left turn onto Rolling Acres Road and entered the path of a motorcyclist who was driving west on County Road 466.

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