74 year-old driver dies in car crash

At about 4:40 p.m. this afternoon, Historic City News was notified by Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Leeper, that troopers were on the scene of an overturned vehicle traveling southbound on I-95 south of World Golf Village.

The single-car crash occurred at mile-marker 321 just before 4:30 p.m. today and involved a Ford Explorer operated by a 74 year-old male driver.

“For some unknown reason, he drifted off the roadway onto the shoulder,” Leeper told Historic City News. “He lost control and overturned.”

The driver was wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report; unfortunately, he died at the scene.

The driver’s family is being notified by homicide investigators before his name will be released.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News contributed photograph

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