Florida Highway Patrol: Man dies in fatal accident in Gulf County

Published: Nov. 5, 2017 at 6:54 PM CST
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According to Florida Highway Patrol, one man is dead after a fatal accident in Gulf County Sunday afternoon.

Troopers said Donald Burkett, 77, was heading east on County Road 20, 5 miles west of State Road 71.

As the SUV rounded a right hand curve, the driver reportedly lost control on the dirt road and rotated counterclockwise.

Troopers said this caused the SUV to overturn in the roadway and continued overturning into the north ditch of County Road 20

FHP officials said the driver was ejected from the vehicle and received fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene.