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Avon Park man dies in car accident

AVON PARK — A 59-year-old Avon Park man died Thursday evening after his vehicle struck another one on State Road 64 in Hardee County, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

Marvin Richard Ritenour died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, the press release said.

The accident occurred around 6 p.m. when Ritenour was headed east on State Road 64 and apparently crossed over into the westbound lane and hit another vehicle, according to the report.

The driver of the second vehicle David Bobe Guillermo, 35, of Wauchula, received serious injuries. He was taken to Florida Hospital in Sebring.

The accident occurred near Mel Smith Road.