Williston man killed in freak accident

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By The Staff

One man was killed and another seriously injured this morning when a tire apparently came off a vehicle traveling on US 41N, went airborne and went over a 6-foot chain link fence where it struck Ivan J. Sandquist, 33, of Williston killing him instantly.

Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow said the accident occurred a little after 9 a.m. Monday at Absolute Auto Body on NW 10th Avenue.

James E. Fender, 45, of Williston also sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Shands.

Williston Police officers were assisted at the scene by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office crime scene unit and the Florida Highway Patrol. The investigation into the accident continues as officers sift through physical evidence at the scene.