Two Tragically Die in Small Plane Crash Close to Interstate 75 in Ocala, Florida
OCALA, FL – According to an online news report at mynews13.com, law enforcement confirms that there were two deaths after a small plane crashed into a vehicle close to Interstate 75 in Ocala, Florida.*
The Ocala police urged drivers to avoid the area of Southwest College Road close to Market Street, which is close to Interstate 75. The Federal Aviation Administration indicated that the plane was a Beechcraft Baron, and had two passengers who were aboard the aircraft. These two individuals tragically died in the crash.
The airplane crashed into an SUV, the driver of whom sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident.
Eyewitnesses indicated that following the crash, power lines were down, there were black scorch marks on the road, and there was a burning pile of metal on the side of the roadway.
The Florida Department of Transportation urged drivers to be prepared to be directed to a detour around the small plane crash and to expect traffic delays “for an unknown length of time.”
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol as well as deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office provided traffic control at the crash site. Motorists were recommended to follow alternative routes.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently conducting an investigation of the crash.
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