Teen, 19, killed in Belleview crash

[Last updated on September 15, 2015, at 1 p.m.]

Belleview, Florida — Family and friends are mourning after a local teenager was killed in an accident Sunday afternoon when his car slammed into a power pole.

Marion County Fire Rescue, Belleview Station 18, was dispatched to a single vehicle accident with rollover and entrapment in the 12000 Block of SE 108th Terrace Road.

When units arrived on scene, crews found a silver Volkswagen Beetle that had hit a guard rail, snapped a power pole, and landed on its side.

According to reports, Bennie Butler, 19, was trapped inside the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene shortly after the arrival of MCFR.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that, for unknown reasons, Butler veered off the roadway and hit the power pole, which was in a residential area.

Troopers said it does appear that speed was a factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation at this time.

Sources said that Butler had just married in June.

Ocala Post will provide more details as they come in.

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  • Lynn Fortune

    May God be with this young man’s parents. My son use to work with him at walmart. So sad. Hits so close to home. I pray that God brings you peace in one of the hardest times of a parents lives.