A hang gliding accident turned deadly Saturday in Groveland. Lake County Sheriff's office said the man, 27-year-old Zachary James Marzec of Illinois was hang gliding when he crashed at 6548 Groveland Airport Rd.
Deputies said he crashed on the runway at the Groveland Airport around 2:18 p.m. The preliminary investigation suggest that Mr. Marzec's hang glider malfunctioned during flight causing it to fall to the ground.
Marzec was taken to South Lake Hospital where he died from his injuries at 3:22 p.m. Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff's office are still investigating the incident, however at this time it appears to be an apparent accident.