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Dade City man has medical emergency while driving, dies in Hernando crash

Police said the man lost control and hit a fence and tree.
A 70-year-old Dade City man died following a crash in Hernando County on Saturday.
A 70-year-old Dade City man died following a crash in Hernando County on Saturday. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Mar. 13|Updated Mar. 13

A Dade City man died following a Hernando County crash in which police say he lost control of his van after suffering a medical emergency while driving.

The man, 70, was heading south on Burwell Road near Datura Drive in Ridge Manor just after 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Highway Patrol. Police said that when the medical emergency hit him, he veered across the northbound lanes and into the shoulder, and hit a fence and tree. The car then caught fire, police said.

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, police said, where he died. He was wearing a seatbelt, according to a crash report. No other vehicles were involved.

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