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Inverness driver dies after failing to make curve

FLORAL CITY — An Inverness man died Sunday morning after he lost control of his car while trying to make a curve, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Travis John Daniels, 23, was speeding north about 5:40 a.m. on S Great Oaks Drive when he failed to negotiate a curve at E Orange Avenue and lost control.

Daniels' 2003 Ford Taurus veered into the east shoulder, where it struck a large oak tree, then spun and hit a second tree, authorities said. The impact caused the car to spin in the opposite direction across Great Oaks Drive and into the west shoulder, where it crashed into a wood-rail fence.

Daniels died at scene. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Inverness driver dies after failing to make curve 09/09/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 9, 2012 5:07pm]

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