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77-year-old Leesburg man killed in crash in front of Walgreens

A 77-year-old man Leesburg man died after crashing his vehicle into a tree in front of a Walgreens.

Leesburg police responded at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, to the single-vehicle crash at the store, located at 901 S. 14th St. Their preliminary investigation revealed the 2004 Honda Civic was headed eastbound on State Road 44 and left the roadway, entering the Walgreens property and striking the tree.

The driver was taken to UF Health-Leesburg and later flown to a trauma center, where he died from his injuries. His identification was being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

No other vehicles appear to have been involved in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department’s Traffic Unit.

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