A 68-year-old Ocala man was killed in a Florida car accident that involved a driver who failed to yield the right of way. According to a news report in The Ocala Star Banner, the fatal crash occurred on East SR 40 near Southeast 12th Terrace in Ocala. Officials say the victim was in a 2000 silver Honda Accord with his 9-year-old grandson when a 1999 Toyota Camry turned right at the intersection and struck them. The Accord veered from the road and hit a wall. The man was killed and his grandson was injured.
The 21-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Toyota was not injured, but she has been cited with failing to yield the right of way at an intersection. This traffic fatality is the second in Ocala this year. There were four people killed in Ocala traffic accidents all of last year.