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ARCHER – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) was called to the scene of a one-vehicle deadly crash on May 25 at 1:40 a.m. The incident occurred on State Road 24 and Southwest 135th Street, east of Archer.

The 29-year-old passenger was killed and the 24-year-old driver suffered critical injuries.

The two-door vehicle was traveling east on State Road 24 when it traveled off of the roadway to the left and struck a mailbox and multiple trees. The passenger was ejected from the sedan and was pronounced deceased on the scene by Alachua County Fire Rescue.

The driver was transported to UF-Health Shands Hospital in critical condition.

Both the driver and passenger were Gainesville residents.

FHP reports that the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, however the driver was wearing a seatbelt.

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