Columbia County crash claims Melbourne man

US 41 exit off I-10 in Columbia County
A Melbourne man died when he exited I-10 onto the US 41 exit, left the road and hit a tree on Monday night. (Google Maps)
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A 61-year-old Melbourne man died when he failed to negotiate a turn onto the US 41 exit off Interstate 10 and collided with a tree Monday.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, the man was driving an SUV west on I-10 at 8:50 p.m. when he went onto the US 41 exit, left the ramp onto the grass shoulder and hit a tree.

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

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