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ALACHUA – An Alachua man was killed in a two-vehicle crash late Friday night at the intersection of County Road 225 and County Road 1475, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).

The crash killed 30-year-old Christopher Thomashunis of Alachua, who was a passenger in a 2015 Hyundai Sonata driven by 31-year-old Luisa Adams. Other passengers were two one-year-old children. All individuals in the vehicle were from Alachua.

Adams was taken to UF Shands Emergency in serious condition and the children were taken to UF Shands Pediatric Emergency Room, also in serious condition. Christopher Thomashunis was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, Chase Pinner, of Middleburg, Florida, also suffered injuries and was taken to UF Shands Emergency in serious condition.

According to FHP, Pinner was driving a 2002 Nissan pickup south on County Road 1475 approaching the intersection of County Road 225. The Hyundai Sonata driven by Adams was traveling west on County Road 225 approaching the intersection of County Road 1475. The front portion of Pinner's pickup collided with the right portion of Adams' Sonata.

Everyone in the Hyundai Sonata were either wearing seat belts or in car seats. It was not clear whether Pinner was wearing a seat belt.

The FHP report indicates the crash was not alcohol related, but the accident is still under investigation.