Marion County, FL (November 17, 2019) - A 59-year-old man died and three other people sustained injuries following a head-on crash in Marion County on Friday, November 15th. The crash happened on US 441 around 5:48 a.m.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, a vehicle traveling northbound on 441 lost control, traveled across the median and collided head-on with a vehicle traveling in the southbound lanes. A third vehicle then hit the first two vehicles following impact. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and transported the injured victims to Ocala Regional Medical Center. 59-year-old Kenneth Hammond was later pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the crash. A 5-year-old passenger in Hammond's car was listed in serious condition along with the driver of a Kia Spectra.
Authorities are investigating the crash and charges are pending at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to those who were affected by this tragic crash in Marion County.
Reportable accidents occur in Florida approximately every 92 seconds. The causes of crashes vary from each accident, however, head-on collisions routinely produce some of the most dangerous and deadly outcomes that we see in Florida. Police will continue to investigate this crash in order to determine why the first driver left his lane and veered into oncoming traffic.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a Florida car accident, it is important to seek the advice of a Florida personal injury lawyer to understand your rights during this difficult time.
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