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Levy County Car Crash Kills 36-Year-Old Man

A man is dead after his car hit a concrete culvert in Levy County and overturned Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred about 12:15 p.m. when David D. Ables, 36, of Fanning Springs, was driving southbound on U.S. 19, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

Witnesses said his Chevrolet Malibu veered to the left across the grass median and into the northbound lanes. His car traveled into a ditch and hit a concrete culvert at the driveway entrance of 12751 U.S. 19.

After colliding with the culvert, Ables’ car overturned and came to a final rest on the driveway facing east, according to the release.

It is unknown whether Ables was wearing his seatbelt or if alcohol was present at the time of the collision.

Megan is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing