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A Greenville man was life-flighted last week following a single-vehicle rollover.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that on Thursday, January 27 at 1:15 p.m., Marcos Tuleio Barela, 28, of Greenville, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer SUV westbound on US-221, 1.4 miles south of Bailey Road.
FHP estimated that Barela was traveling at 75 miles per hour when the vehicle ran off of the roadway onto the east shoulder and continued to travel northbound for 386 feet before re-entering the roadway.
The vehicle traveled across the roadway and Barela attempted to regain control, but over-corrected the steering to the right.
The SUV began to rotate in a clockwise direction and began to overturn, coming to a rest on the west shoulder of the roadway facing east.
Barela was life-flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Assisting on the scene were Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Jefferson County Fire Rescue and Jefferson County EMS.
FHP reported that the crash was not alcohol-related and Barela was wearing a seatbelt.
He was charged with failure to drive in a single lane. The vehicle was totaled.