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Second man dies after Monday night car crash in Alachua County

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A second man has died from injuries sustained in a car crash Monday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 9:10 p.m. on County Road 225 near NE 199th Lane. Troopers say a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta ran off the road, struck a culvert and went airborne before hitting a tree.

Troopers say the driver, 21-year-old Austin Yarbrough of Melrose, died Tuesday at UF Health. A passenger, 25-year-old Austin Tison of Starke died at the scene.

A report says alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.


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