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Lake City man dies after car hits tree, bursts into flames

FHP investigates Suwannee County crash

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SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Lake City man died in a fiery car crash Wednesday in Suwannee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Charles Lilly, 68, was behind the wheel of a Buick, heading west on 224th Street near 73rd Road, when he ran off the roadway onto the north shoulder, police said.

The wreck took place at 1:25 p.m., according to the FHP.

Lilly’s front bumper hit a tree on the shoulder of the road, then the car caught fire and became engulfed in flames, police said.

Lilly died at the crash scene. No other vehicles were involved.


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