Driver killed after being ejected from vehicle in Marion County

A driver was killed Saturday evening after being ejected from his vehicle in Marion County.

Alton O. Dewese, 52, of Hawthorne, was driving a 1996 Dodge Ram without a seatbelt while eastbound on Country Road 318 near the intersection of NW 24th Avenue when he partially exited the south side of the roadway, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. Dewese overcorrected his exit from the north side of the roadway but began to overturn, the report stated.

He was then ejected in the overturning process and fatally injured.