Ocala, FL (July 2, 2021) - Police responded to the scene of a fatal car accident in Ocala on Thursday evening. The crash took place along State Road 200.
According to reports, at least two cars were involved in the crash which happened in the eastbound lanes of the highway. A 67-year-old man from Ocala was critically hurt while a woman in the same vehicle was killed. The driver of the second vehicle, 51-year-old Daniel Ontiveros-Lopez, of Citra, was arrested by police in connection with the crash. Ontiveros-Lopez was charged with two counts of driving without a valid driver's license causing death or serious bodily injuries. Motorists were advised to use caution and to avoid the scene if possible.
An investigation is underway at this time. No further details have been released.
Sadly, there are more than 3,000 fatalities reported annually in Florida car accidents. Many of these fatal accidents stem from negligent driving behavior and result in the loss of innocent lives. There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a friend or loved one in a crash, especially if your relative is killed in a crash that was not their fault.
Our condolences are with those affected by this car accident in Ocala.
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