ALACHUA COUNTY ‒ In Newberry a 71-year-old Trenton man lost his life at 2:50 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16, when the sedan he was traveling in on State Road 26 and Northwest 202nd Street ran off the roadway. The driver was heading west on SR 26 when the crash occurred.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the vehicle ran off the roadway to the right and into the north grassy shoulder of SR 26 where it struck a fence. The driver was transported to UF Health where he was pronounced deceased.
The crash is still under investigation by FHP.
A 65-year-old High Springs woman was killed at 3:42 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16, in Columbia County. The crash occurred on State Road 47 south of Chastain Glen. The driver was in the process of making a U-turn when her car was struck by a pickup truck traveling in the same direction.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, a 67-year-old High Springs man was transported to UF Health with serious injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 66-year-old Fort White man, was transported to the Lake City Medical Center, also with serious injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the investigation is ongoing.
A 31-year-old Gainesville woman lost her life at 9 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 15, as she was traveling north on U.S. Highway 441 near Micanopy. The vehicle in which she was traveling exited the roadway traveling onto the east shoulder of U.S. 441 where it struck a fence. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the vehicle continued to travel northeast on the east shoulder, striking a tree and overturning onto its roof.
The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.
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