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Florida man dies in Brooksville after crash into palm tree

BROOKSVILLE — A 28-year-old Bartow man is dead after he drove into a palm tree early Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP did not immediately release the man's name.

The man was driving his 2002 Dodge Ram just before 5 a.m. near Ponce De Leon Boulevard and Flagstone Road. Troopers do not know why he lost control of the truck, according to an accident report. They do not believe alcohol was involved.

The man drove off the roadway and onto the west shoulder near Flagstone Road. The truck overturned and hit the tree. He died at the scene.

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