MANATEE COUNTY — A driver died in a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Saffold Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
The identity of the of 46-year-old man from Lakeland is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
According to the report, the driver was traveling north on Saffold Road about 3:13 p.m., just north of State Road 62. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his car and ran off the roadway. The car went into a ditch and overturned.
The driver was thrown from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.