1 killed in DeSoto County crash

ARCADIA, Fla. One person died in a crash Saturday night on Northeast Riverwood Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The wreck happened around 11:33 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast Riverwood Road and Northeast River Ridge Avenue, according to the FHP. Mark J. Anderson, 54, of Arcadia, crashed into a ditch after losing control of a 2007 Honda Rancher.

The Honda overturned, throwing Anderson from the vehicle, State troopers said. He wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Anderson was taken to DeSoto Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to State troopers.

It’s unclear if alcohol was involved, State troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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