Fatal Car Crash in Marion County Kills Driver, 3 Horses

Posted on January 31, 2011

This is just the latest in a series of automobile crashes near Ocala in Marion County, according to a report on WESH. On Friday night, January 28 a 63-year-old man was driving on US Highway 27 near the Levy County line when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a group of horses that had escaped from the nearby Turtle Pond Farm. The collision, near County Road 316, killed the driver and three horses. The vehicle, a 2001 Hyundai Sonata, then veered into the median and traveled nearly 1,000 feet while its roof tore off in the process. This was the seventh death in Marion County so far this year.

On Tuesday morning, January 25, two people were killed in a collision between a dump truck and a UPS truck on North U.S. 441. The UPS vehicle was northbound on the outside lane when it approached the dump truck that reportedly had no lights. This crash occurred at 3:43 a.m. according to The Ocala Star-Banner. The dump truck driver and his passenger became the third and fourth individuals to die in traffic accidents in Marion County in 2011. The two were reportedly not wearing their seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle.

In 2010, a total of 79 people died in traffic accidents in Marion County.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car crash in which you were injured, the Florida car accident attorneys at Farah & Farah will help you through the process at a time when it may be difficult to advocate for yourself. Call our offices and we can get started on finding the responsible party to cover your medical bills and lost wages.

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