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Several deadly accidents in Levy County over the weekend

By on January 8th, 2012

The Florida Highway Patrol reports a 22 year old Bronson man died when his 4-wheel all-terrain vehicle hit a dirt embankment  after he lost control of his vehicle while traveling north on NE 115th Avenue over the weekend.  Lucas Corbitt’s ATV overturned ejecting him onto the roadway.  It was several hours before an area resident found him.  Corbitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

In another Levy County crash the Florida Highway Patrol reports 12 year old Cheyenne Ellis from Trenton died and a five year old passenger, Brody Ellis from Cedar Key received minor injuries on Saturday at the Gulf Hammock Hunt Club.  The fatal accident occured when the 12 year old driver of a Yamaha Rhino was traveling south on a limerock road in the hunt club and lost control of the vehicle.  Ellis was ejected and the vehicle overturned and then landed on the driver.

An 82 year old Williston resident is in critical condition after colliding with another Williston driver on County Road 316 about 5 miles south of Williston.  The Florida Highway Patrol reports Jessie Ostroman is in Shands Hospital after crossing over the center line and hitting a car driven by 54 year old Betty Douglas who was heading southbound on CR 316.  Douglas is in Shands Hospital in serious condition.


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