Man dies after being thrown from car after striking 2 trees in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A driver was killed after he struck two trees and was thrown from his car in Marion County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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The 23-year-old man was driving at a high speed on SW 186th Court around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers said the man entered a grass shoulder and overcorrected toward the right, before losing control of his car.

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The man then crossed the roadway and struck two trees, troopers said.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said the man was thrown from his car and pronounced dead at the scene.

No other details were available.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.