PAISLEY, Fla. – An elderly man was found dead on the side of a dirt road in Paisley Sunday morning according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.
Troopers responded to an area near the intersection of Deerhaven Road and County Road 42 in Paisley Sunday just after midnight when a passerby reported finding an elderly man deceased just off of Deerhaven Road.
According to the report, the 80-year-old man who has not been identified pending next of kin notification was traveling on the dirt road in his 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck when he traveled off of the road for an unknown reason and got stuck between some trees.
Troopers stated that it appears that the man then got out of his vehicle and suffered a “medical episode”.
Due to the area being secluded, troopers are not sure when the incident occurred nor how long the man had been out there.
The crash is currently under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.