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Lake County driver killed after losing control of hydroplaning vehicle

A Lake County driver was killed after losing control of his hydroplaning vehicle and crashing into a pickup.

The 38-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills man was driving a blue Toyota CH-R at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 48 approaching Ranch Road when the vehicle began to hydroplane, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. His vehicle entered into the path of a black 2020 black Ford F-150 driven by a 35-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills man.

The man driving this vehicle was killed in a crash Wednesday i Lake County
The man driving this vehicle was killed in a crash Wednesday in Lake County.
The crash caused road blockage on County Road 48 in Lake County
The crash caused road blockage on County Road 48 in Lake County.

The man driving the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man driving the pickup was transported by ambulance to South Lake Hospital.

County Road 48 was blocked for the investigation into the crash.

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