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Arcadia man dies in east Manatee crash on CR 675

Two people were hospitalized in a serious condition after a head-on collision near Myakka City.

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An 81-year-old Arcadia man died Thursday afternoon due to a two-vehicle crash at County Road 675 and 49th Avenue East in eastern Manatee County.

A Florida Highway Patrol report said a 45-year-old Bradenton man, driving a van northbound, crossed the center divider into the path of of the van the Arcadia man was driving southbound. The accident occurred at 2:04 p.m.

The Bradenton man was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries as was the 39-year-old male passenger in the Arcadia man's van. The passenger also was from Arcadia.

The 81-year-old Arcadia man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is under investigation.



Jay Heater

Jay Heater is the managing editor of the East County Observer. Overall, he has been in the business more than 41 years, 26 spent at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area as a sportswriter covering college football and basketball, boxing and horse racing.

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