14-year-old dies after crashing his grandmother’s SUV, almost splitting the vehicle in half

OCALA, Fla. — Ocala police are investigating a fatal car crash that killed a 14-year-old boy Monday evening.

Police said the crash happened along Northwest 42nd Street just after 6 p.m.

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According to a police report, 14-year-old Javariy Wilson was driving his grandmother’s SUV west on Northwest 42nd Street, when he crossed into the eastbound lane before crossing back westbound.

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Investigators say the SUV then became airborne and struck a pole, breaking the pole in half.

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Posted by Ocala Police Department on Monday, April 19, 2021

Witnesses reported seeing the car driving at a high rate of speed just before the crash.

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According to Marion County schools, grief councilors would be on hand at Silver River Mentoring And Instruction where Wilson was a student.

Police say Wilson was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.