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HAWTHORNE ‒ The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) was called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Thursday, July 8, at 11:20 p.m. The incident occurred on County Road 325 near Southeast 152nd Lane in Hawthorne.

A 59-year-old Hawthorne man was killed when his vehicle ran off the roadway and hit a tree.

The driver was traveling north on County Road 325. According to the FHP report, the driver’s car exited the roadway to the right as the vehicle approached a left curve. Once off the roadway, the car traveled northward on the east grass shoulder and struck a standing tree with the front of the car.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to FHP there were no passengers in the car and the driver was not restrained by a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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