Illinois man dies in Florida hang gliding accident
Published: Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.
GROVELAND — Authorities say an Illinois man has died in a hang gliding accident in central Florida.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Zachary James Marzec crashed Saturday on the runway at a small airport in Groveland.
Investigators say it appears that Marzec's hang glider malfunctioned, causing it to fall to the ground.
Marzec was taken to a hospital, where he died about an hour after the crash. Authorities did not release his hometown.