SUV collision claims Yankeetown man

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A 66-year-old Yankeetown man died Friday night when his vehicle left County Road 40 in Levy County, collided with multiple objects, and overturned.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, the man was driving an SUV on CR 40 East in the westbound lane around 11 p.m. when he veered to the right and traveled northwest onto the north grass shoulder. He continued until his vehicle hit a metal sign pole, a concrete pink elephant and a standing tree.

The collision with the tree overturned the vehicle onto its roof and the vehicle came to a final rest facing southwest on the north grass shoulder.

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Emergency responders pronounced the man dead on scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Editor’s note: The article was updated to include that the man was wearing a seatbelt.

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Sorry to hear about this… beware of Pink Elephants made of concrete.

Charles Courtney

Was he wearing a seatbelt?