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A single vehicle, single occupant crash claimed the life of Shannon Douglas Gunnels, 23, of Williston Levy County late Saturday night.
According to Florida Highway Patrol Investigators, preliminary findings indicate that Gunnels was traveling south on NE 140th Ave. (a local, 2-lane rural roadway) at an excessive high rate of speed. As the vehicle approached the area of this crash it was
entering into a slight left curvature of the roadway and the driver oversteered to the left to compensate for this curve. This action
caused the vehicle to swerve rapidly to the left crossing both travel lanes and enter onto the sloped, eastern grassy shoulder
leading with its rear. The vehicle then struck and drove through a field fence overturning several times. While overturning the
unrestrained driver was ejected from the vehicle causing his death.