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ALACHUA COUNTY ‒ One High Springs man died and his passenger was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after the motorcycle they were riding traveled off of the roadway and onto a center grass median, overturning multiple times. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) was called to the scene of the crash on Friday, July 30 at 11:41 p.m.

According to the FHP, after hitting the median, the motorcycle came to a final rest on its right side facing east within the median. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle, coming into a final rest within the east boundary of State Road 26.

The driver, a 34-year-old High Springs man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 29-year-old female, also from High Springs, was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.

In Newberry, a second crash occurred late Monday night. An 18-year-old Bronson man died when the gray sport utility vehicle he was driving struck a tree that was blocking both the north and southbound lanes of Southwest State Road 45.

Florida Highway Patrol officers were called to Southwest State Road 45 and Southwest 215th Terrace at 11:17 p.m., Aug. 2. The FHP’s report indicates that the driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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