One man is dead following a collision in Marion County last night. Donald Snyder was walking northbound along SW 46th Ave, across SR 40 when he was struck by a semi and thrown 80 feet. Snyder was pronounced dead on scene at 9:26 PM. Charges against the driver, Larrison Parker of Ocala, are pending further investigation.
A wildfire burning since April 6 in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is only 3 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. In 2011, the Honey Prairie Fire in the Okefenokee refuge burned about 300,000 acres over a year.