Illinois man dies in Florida hang gliding accident - WFLA News Channel 8

Illinois man dies in Florida hang gliding accident

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GROVELAND, FL (WFLA) -

Authorities say an Illinois man has died in a hang gliding accident in central Florida.

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

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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