A 76-year-old man from the Miami area died Saturday afternoon in a single-car accident in Dixie County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred at 2:20 p.m. in Old Town. The man was traveling north on U.S. Highway 19 when she veered right onto the grassy shoulder, colliding with a stop sign that came through the windshield.
The car went airborne and then overturned, coming to a stop on its left side facing east on the east grassy shoulder.
According to FHP, witnesses pushed the car back onto its tires to gain access to the driver, who was wearing a seatbelt. First responders declared the driver deceased on the scene.
FHP is still investigating what caused the woman’s car to leave the roadway.
Editors note: The information originally indicated that it was a woman who was killed. This has been corrected.