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Brooksville man, 60, fatally injured in U.S. 19 crash

The Florida Highway Patrol said it doesn’t know the man lost control of his van and drove off U.S. 19.
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SPRING HILL — A 60-year-old Brooksville man was fatally injured early Wednesday after losing control of his van, veering off U.S. 19 and crashing into a concrete wall, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Anthony Moccio later died of his injuries at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point hospital.

The crash took place at about 2:33 a.m. on U.S. 19 east of Trenton Avenue, according to the Highway Patrol.

Moccio was driving a 1999 Dodge Ram van east on U.S. 19, troopers said, when for unknown reasons he suddenly drove off the road.

He swerved onto the north grass shoulder, hit a pedestrian sign and then crashed into a concrete wall, troopers said.

The Highway Patrol said it did not know if Moccio was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.