Micanopy man dies in crash on U.S. 441


Published: Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.

An early morning, single-vehicle crash on U.S. 441 in the area of SW 51st Avenue, one mile south of Gainesville claimed the life of a Micanopy man.

According to Florida Highway Patrol investigators, 25-year-old Matthew Shane Brower was traveling north on U.S. 441 alone in a 2005 Jeep Wrangler at around 1:42 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle veered off the road and onto the grassy median strip.

Brower's vehicle continued across the grassy median and crashed into a palm tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the report said.

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