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Driver killed in single car crash

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LAKE CITY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol says a driver is dead after losing control of his car and hitting a tree.

FHP says a Dean Ward, 50 was driving his 1997 Dodge southbound on State Road 47  near Walter Avenue when for unknown reasons he lost control.

FHP says Ward swerved into the northbound lane, traveled through a ditch and hit a large oak tree.

Police say he was dead on the scene when EMS arrived at 10:39 p.m. Friday. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.