There are no victims or deceased mentioned in the given text. : “Florida Highway Patrol Identifies Driver Involved in Hit-and-Run Street Race Crash”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Ocala, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol has recently released a comprehensive report identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run street race that resulted in a serious injury crash in Marion County last week. According to the report, the incident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 18, when a Ford Mustang and a Chevrolet Corvette engaged in a high-speed street race along State Road 200. The reckless driving, characterized by multiple lane changes and excessive speeds, ultimately led to a collision with a Toyota Prius near Southwest 80th Street.

Following the collision with the Prius, the Corvette veered off the road, striking a utility pole and a tree, sustaining significant damage. The driver of the Corvette, a 38-year-old male from Ocala, suffered severe injuries, including being ejected from the vehicle.

Thanks to tips provided by the public and on-scene witnesses, authorities were able to piece together the sequence of events leading up to the crash. According to police reports, the Mustang driver concealed his vehicle in a local business parking lot before fleeing the scene, only briefly checking on the injured Corvette driver.

In an effort to identify the hit-and-run suspect, Florida Highway Patrol investigators released images of the Mustang driver to the public. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Jacob Steven Michael Carmack of Ocala, was described as a heavy-set male with tattooed arms, wearing a baseball hat and sporting a beard. Additionally, the release also identified the Mustang as a silver model from the years 2020-2023, featuring tinted windows.

Following tips from the public, Carmack was apprehended on Tuesday, November 2, and is currently being held at the Marion County Jail. He now faces charges including reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury, failure to remain on the scene of a crash resulting in serious bodily injury, and racing on highways.

As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with additional information to come forward. The Florida Highway Patrol is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all road users and will continue to work diligently to bring justice to those involved in this dangerous hit-and-run incident.

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