[PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook / Adrick Rojas]
[Original Publish Date: 08/17/20]
MOUNT DORA, Florida — A single-vehicle crash that shut down a popular roadway for several hours Sunday night claimed the life of a 36-year-old man, according to Mount Dora Public Information Officer Lisa McDonald.
Witnesses told Mount Dora Police Adrick Rojas, was driving southbound around 80 miles per hour, near 4150 Highway 19A in a 2001 black Ford Expedition around 6:45 p.m. Sunday when he attempted to pass another driver. He crossed over the double line, lost control and rolled the SUV three times, McDonald said in a press release.
Rojas was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. Three passengers were in the SUV with Rojas; two were uninjured and one went to a local hospital later for treatment, McDonald said.
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