Two people were killed Tuesday morning when their vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 441 near Hague.IALACHUA – Two people were killed Tuesday morning when their vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 441 near Hague. No one else was injured.
The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 441 and County Road 237 around 9 a.m. According to preliminary reports, a 2007 Chrysler minivan being driven by Penny Wilkes, 59, of Gainesville, was headed northbound on U.S. 441, when a tan Lincoln Town Car being driven by 97-year-old Ellis Hitzing of Alachua failed to yield the right of way.
Hitzing, who had been traveling on CR 237, was reportedly attempting to cross over the northbound land of U.S. 441, but pulled into the path of Wilkes. The minivan struck the driver’s side of the Linoln.
Paramedics arrived shortly after the accident occurred, but neither Wilkes nor Hitzing survived the crash. There were no passengers involved.
Alachua Police Department (APD) Officer Jesse Sandusky said the accident investigation is still ongoing.
A man located across the street reportedly witnessed the accident, Sandusky said.
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