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1 dead in crash on Gainesville street

Driver flipped SUV after driving off road, striking culvert

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A person died Sunday morning when they drove off of Southwest 122nd Street and their SUV overturned,  the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

At 5:50 a.m., an unidentified person was driving their Nissan Xterra south on SW 122nd Street when, for unknown reasons, the driver ran off the road, struck a culvert and flipped the SUV, killing the driver, troopers said. 

A passenger was in the SUV, but was uninjured in the crash, officials said. 

The release of the driver's identity is pending notification of next of kin. 

Authorities shut down part of the street for four hours while officers investigated.