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.