Apopka man, 75, dies after pickup hits tree
A 75-year-old Apopka man died Thursday night after his pickup struck a tree, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The FHP said Richard Groover died at Florida Hospital Apopka after the crash, which occurred around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Ponkan Road and Junior Avenue in Apopka.
According to troopers, Groover was driving a 2005 Dodge pickup and exiting a private driveway on Ponkan Road when he lost control on a wet road.
The pickup traveled onto the south shoulder and the pickup struck a tree, troopers said.
Groover was taken to the hospital and later died, the FHP said.
Groover was not wearing a seat belt, the FHP said.
An investigation is ongoing.