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Florida man dies after golf cart hits tree, ejecting him into nearby pond: Officials

A Florida man died after a golf cart crash sent him flying into a pond at an RV park, officials say.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident occurred Saturday morning near Clover Leaf Forest RV Resort in Brooksville, Florida, approximately 50 miles north of Tampa.

According a local FHP office, a 74-year-old Brooksville man was driving a cart on a golf cart trail near Meetinghouse Lane near the resort when he suffered a medical emergency. The golf cart went off the trail and struck a tree, causing him to be “ejected” from the cart and into a nearby pond, the statement said.

FHP said he died at the scene of the incident.

The Medical Examiner’s Office, Districts 5 & 24, identified the man as Michael Severs and said he died by asphyxia or suffocation. His death has been ruled as accidental.

A representative on the phone at Clover Leaf Forest RV Resort directed all questions to the corporate office. Thousand Trails and Encore RV Resorts did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s emailed request for comment.

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