Marion County SUV Rollover Kills 47-Year-Old Fort McCoy Man
It has only been less than forty-eight hours since this tragic incident occurred, but authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Marion County remain steadfast in their search for answers behind the cause of an SUV rollover accident that occurred over the weekend along 203rd Avenue Road near County Road 316 on June 12th, 2021, and claimed the life of a 47-year-old Fort McCoy resident.
According to preliminary collision reports from responding law enforcement officials in Marion County, it was sometime between 11 p.m. on Friday the 11th and early the next morning when a Chevy SUV was traveling northbound on Northeast 203rd Avenue Road at a rate of speed higher than the posted legal limit for that particular area. As the sport utility vehicle approached the vicinity of County Road 316, something happened within the vehicle that caused the 47-year-old driver to lose control and the SUV proceeded to rollover violently towards the right side of the roadway.
At 8:23 a.m. Saturday, local dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist who was driving near the last known location of the SUV stating that they had spotted the severely damaged and disabled vehicle. An official statement from Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman James Lucas indicated that emergency response teams with the Marion County Fire Rescue were sent to the scene of the accident and managed to arrive there within 11 minutes, however, their swift efforts proved to be futile as the 47-year-old SUV driver had already passed away from injuries he received in the rollover crash.
The victim was the only person in the SUV at the time of the accident and he was not wearing a seatbelt when the incident occurred. Although it is still unclear as to what started this fatal collision, it is quite possible that the driver suffered some sort of medical episode, or perhaps he momentarily took his eyes off the road to glance at a text message, or maybe there was a mechanical malfunction with the vehicle itself. These suggestions are only speculation at this time and the actual details will be discovered as the investigation progresses.
Since 1977, Marion County personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims who have been severely injured or killed in car accidents, hit-and-run collisions, motorcycle accidents, and SUV rollovers. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please submit a contact form on our website or call our firm directly at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with an associate.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.