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Illinois man dies in Florida hang gliding accident

GROVELAND, Fla. — Authorities said an Illinois man has died in a hang gliding accident in central Florida.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office said 27-year-old Zachary James Marzec crashed Saturday on the runway at a small airport in Groveland.

Investigators said it appears that Marzec's hang glider malfunctioned, causing it to fall to the ground.

Marzec was taken to a hospital, where he died about an hour after the crash. Authorities did not release his hometown.


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