One man killed, another injured in single-car crash near Gainesville


One man died and another was critically injured after a car ran off the road and struck a utility pole.

The wreck happened about 1:55 a.m. on State Road 26 near County Road 234, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was eastbound when it ran off the shoulder. Both passengers were ejected from the vehicle.

Troopers say 38-year-old Cipriano Lozano Gonzalez of Keystone Heights died at UF Health. The second passenger, Christian Lozano Gonzalez, was taken to UF Health in critical condition.

The 26-year-old driver of the car was treated for minor injuries.

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