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NEWBERRY – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash scene on Monday, March 16. The incident occurred on County Road 235 north of Northwest Sixth Lane in Newberry at 4:15 p.m.

A 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by 19-year-old Evan Scott Finnell of Newberry, was traveling south on County Road 235. A 2000 GMC Jimmy driven by 60-year-old Brett Donavan Bailey, also from Newberry, was traveling north on the same roadway.

Finnell’s Mitsubishi crossed the center line and both vehicles collided. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

At the time of the crash Finnell was wearing his seatbelt, but Bailey was not.

FHP is continuing to investigate the crash. Both drivers are being tested for alcohol, which is a standard procedure in a crash resulting in a death.

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