MORISTON – One person was killed and two others seriously injured in the wreckage of two cars on a two-lane road in a rural area of Marion County on Friday.
Law enforcement officials said a fourth person involved in the accident remained at the scene for treatment.
The death was among three traffic fatalities investigated by Florida Highway Patrol forces and Ocala police officers since the start of the week.
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In the crash Friday, soldiers said the Mazda2 was heading east on West State Road 326.
It was a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was going in the opposite direction behind several vehicles.
FHP officials said the truck attempted to overtake a vehicle in front of it and, as it approached the Mazda2, swerved to the left of the road.
Officials said the Mazda2 swerved to the right of the road and crashed into a ford, eventually stopping both cars on a grassy shoulder.
A passenger, identified as a man who was sitting in the front seat of a Mazda car, died at the scene. Another man who was in the car was taken to HCA Florida Ocala, officially known as Ocala Regional Medical Center, in serious condition. Officials said a third person, identified as a woman, was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville in critical condition.
Officials said the deceased was the father of the other man in the car. They said the victim is a 37-year-old man, and his son is 19. Both are from Morriston. Authorities said the driver was a 23-year-old woman, also from Morriston, who is a friend of both men.
FHP officials said the women were driving the men to work in Ocala.
The driver of the Ford F-150, a 61-year-old woman from Williston, was treated at the scene by medical personnel and was not seriously injured, officials said. FHP soldiers said that the woman donated blood, which is typical in accidents involving serious injury or death.
The names of those involved in the incident were not disclosed by the forces for each policy.
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They were assigned to the crash at 2:16 p.m. and arrived at 2:29 p.m., and the passenger in the car was pronounced dead at 2:32 p.m., Lucas said.
The accident occurred at 15,500 block of West SR 326 in Morriston. No lanes are blocked or obstructed.
Friday’s death came a day after FHP officials said one person had been killed in a three-vehicle crash in Ocala. Outpatient clinic officials said a girl was killed on Wednesday and the 15-year-old driver was taken to hospital in a head-on two-car crash. Officials said the two incidents are still under investigation.
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