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Florida Mustang driver arrested after street race ended with Corvette ripped apart in hit-and-run crash, FHP says

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OCALA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida Mustang driver was arrested Tuesday after a hit-and-run crash left a Corvette driver seriously hurt, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said a Ford Mustang driver and a Chevrolet Corvette driver were racing on State Road 200 on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 18.

In the area of Southwest 80th Street, troopers said the Corvette driver hit a Toyota Prius.

The Corvette went off the road and hit a utility pole and a tree, ripping the car apart. The Prius remained in the median.

(Florida Highway Patrol)

Investigators said the Mustang driver parked and concealed his car in a parking lot. He checked on the Corvette driver and then fled the scene, according to troopers.

The Corvette driver, a 38-year-old man from Ocala, was seriously hurt in the crash.

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Troopers said they arrested the Mustang driver on Tuesday. The driver, identified as 23-year-old Jacob Carmack, was booked into the Marion County Jail.

Business owner Ryan Panzegraph told WOFL that the crash was one of the craziest things he had ever witnessed.

“We could feel it! We could hear it and feel it!” Panzegraph recalled. “It sounded like a bomb went off.”

If you witness someone street racing, you can call *FHP (*347) or 911 to report it.

Source: WFLA

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