Illinois Man Killed In Florida Hang Gliding Crash

GROVELAND (CBSMiami/AP) – A hang gliding crash in the middle of the state claimed the life of a visitor from Illinois.

Zachary James Marzec, 27, crashed Saturday on the runway at a small airport in Groveland, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say 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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