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Ocala Teen Thrown From Car, Dies


An Ocala teenager died Wednesday after falling off a moving car.

Gianni Garcia, 15, was riding about 4 p.m. with his friends Angel Garcia Cruz, 18, and the driver, Herman Nazario, 17, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Garcia and Cruz were riding outside the Chevy Camaro when Nazario accelerated on Pecan Road in Ocala, causing Garcia to fall off and hit the pavement.

Garcia was taken to the Ocala Regional Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 4:58 p.m., the report said.

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