Lake City man dies in CR 242 crash

Fatal car accident crash

A 52-year-old Lake City man died Friday night when his SUV left County Road 242 in Columbia County and struck a tree.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, the man was driving west on CR 242 at 10:10 p.m. when his vehicle drifted onto the south side of the road. The vehicle struck a tree.

Emergency responders pronounced the driver dead on scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

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